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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Director Overview

The Director role in Lync Server is a specialized subset of the Front End Server, which provides authentication and redirection services. Unlike a Front End Server, it is not possible to home user accounts on a Director pool, and it provides no user services to endpoints. The primary function is to authenticate endpoints and “direct” users to the pool where their user account is homed.

When a client signs in to a Director, he is first authenticated and then informed which pool to register. Directors are beneficial for deployments where multiple pools exist because they provide a single point of authentication for the endpoints. When external access is used, a Director serves as the next hop server between Edge Servers and the ...

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