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

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Edge Server Best Practices

The following are best practices from this chapter:

• Use Edge Servers to provide secure remote access for Lync Server.

• Place the Edge Servers in a perimeter or DMZ network.

• Use DNS load balancing or a hardware load balancer to provide high-availability for Edge Servers.

• Create external access policies with site-level scopes to apply automatically to users.

• Plan to use a reverse proxy server to publish external web services.

• Use DNS SRV records for routing federation requests to reduce management overhead with federation.

• Use certificates from a public certificate authority for the Access Edge and Web Conferencing Edge roles so that they are trusted automatically by remote clients and federated partners. ...

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