Installing SQL Server for Lync

As noted earlier, for an Enterprise Edition pool, SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 are the supported Back End database platforms. Since it is the most recent database release, this section provides step-by-step procedures for installing SQL 2012 in preparation for hosting the Lync Server 2013 Back End databases. However, installation of SQL 2008 R2 for Lync involves very similar steps. To install SQL Server 2012 in preparation for Lync Enterprise Edition, perform the following steps:

1. Double-click setup.exe on the SQL 2012 DVD.

2. If the .NET Framework is not already present, an installation prompt appears. Click OK to enable installation of the .NET Framework Core.

3. When the SQL Server Installation Center ...

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