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

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Planning for Hardware and Software

Although many implementations of Lync Server 2010 for non-voice deployments will be virtualized, both physical and virtual servers used for Lync Server 2010 must meet a few standards. Keep these in mind when planning a Lync Server 2010 deployment:

• Lync Server 2010 only runs as a 64-bit application and must have 64-bit hardware.

• Lync Server 2010 does not support Intel Itanium processors.

From an operating perspective, plan to use one of the following operating systems to support Lync Server 2010:

• Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard operating system

• Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system

• Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system

• Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard operating system with ...

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