As noted previously, Lync Server Standard Edition is designed for smaller deployments. Standard Edition deployments can have only one server per pool and use SQL Server 2008 Express on the same server as the front end. This results in limited scalability and no redundancy. For this reason, Standard Edition is recommended only for small deployments or where high availability is not a requirement.
The first step for any Standard Edition deployment is to prepare the server as a Central Management Store and prepare the database.
1. From the main Deployment Wizard screen, in the right pane, click Prepare the first Standard Edition Server.
2. Click Next at the first screen.
3. The window displays the actions performed ...