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

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SQL Server Dependencies

Lync Server, like many other Microsoft applications, depends on SQL as a Back End storage platform. With Lync Server 2013, SQL databases are used for topology, configuration, and application information. One of the primary differences between the Standard and Enterprise Editions of Lync is the Back End database configuration. With Standard Edition, a local SQL Server Express Edition database is automatically installed by the deployment wizard as part of the Lync installation. Enterprise Edition, on the other hand, requires a dedicated Back End SQL system. This section covers installation of SQL as it pertains to a Lync Server Enterprise Edition deployment, and introduces Lync Server administrators to some basic SQL management ...

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