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

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Summary

The Director role in Lync Server has some clear advantages over prior versions, namely the simplicity involved in deploying a Director and the introduction of a dedicated role with only the required components. A Director can add value to almost any Lync Server deployment and because it requires no additional licensing, it becomes an even more attractive option for organizations.

Organizations are most likely to deploy a Director in their Lync Server environment when they fully understand the benefits of the role and the value it adds. For organizations where multiple internal pools exist, a Director can improve the environment by acting as a single point of initial authentication and offload that responsibility from the front end pools. ...

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