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

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Topology Model

Lync Server 2010 has made some significant changes to how the deployment is managed. Instead of individually installing and configuring servers, the deployment is managed centrally through the Topology Builder. This shift in management helps make administration easier for organizations and limits the potential for mistakes.

In prior versions of the product, administrators had to log on to each server in the topology and manually configure options such as next hops, monitoring associations, and service ports. With Lync Server 2010, the configuration is completed in advance and then published to the Central Management Store (CMS).

When a server is deployed, it installs SQL Server Express. A local copy of the CMS is then replicated ...

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