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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Client and Server Licensing

Microsoft licensing for Lync includes both client and server licensing. Whereas the server licensing is straightforward, the client licensing can be challenging to absorb. As noted in the previous sections, there are two editions of the server software: Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. All Front End Servers installed in a Lync deployment fall into one category or the other, and must therefore be licensed appropriately.

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Whereas each Lync Front End Server must be licensed for either Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition, any other Lync servers in the environment are always licensed using Standard Edition. This includes any systems hosting the Edge Server role, as well as standalone systems hosting the ...

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