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

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Lync Database Requirements

The first SQL database required for a new Lync installation is the Central Management Store (CMS), which is used to store the configuration data that is replicated to all the Lync servers in the environment. Beyond the CMS, the Front End Servers also require databases for persistent and dynamic user data, and address book information. Additional databases are also used depending on specific optional features that might be deployed, such as the Response Group and Call Park services. Collectively, these databases are referred to as the Lync Back End databases, and the two database platforms that can be used for these are SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012.

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