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

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Planning Your Conferencing Topology

Conferencing can be deployed in either the Standard Edition of Lync Server 2010 or in the Enterprise Edition. Topologies are simple in the Standard Edition because, by definition, all roles are placed on a single server. This is easy to plan because there are no options. Deploying on Enterprise Edition, on the other hand, opens up several options that must be considered.

Typically, you deploy on Enterprise Edition of Lync Server 2010 to gain redundancy by running a given role on more than one server and load balancing them to gain redundancy. Usually the decision on deployment is on whether to collocate the A/V Conferencing Server role with the Front End role. The decision point is usually on user load. Typically ...

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