This section outlines the steps for installing the Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server role. The Archiving Server role enables administrators to archive IM and meeting content. The Archiving Server leverages Microsoft Message Queuing technology to collect information and deposit in the archiving database. Then it leverages PowerShell cmdlets to export and transcribe data.
By now, the Lync Server Topology Builder should already be installed. The first step in adding an Archiving Server to your Lync Server deployment is to add it in the Topology Builder tool, which is discussed in the following sections.