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

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Planning for the Address Book

One area that is often overlooked when planning a Lync Server 2013 deployment is the impact of the Address Book on the network. Depending on how well populated the Address Book is and whether all users have pictures in the Address Book, it has the potential to become quite large. Because each user will download the Address Book in its entirety when he first attaches to Lync Server 2013, a wide-scale deployment of clients can have a large impact on bandwidth usage. Microsoft offers the information in Tables 30.6 through 30.8 to estimate space and bandwidth around Address Book planning.

Table 30.6. Address Book Bandwidth

Table 30.7. Storage Rate for Address Book Server Download

Table 30.8. Database Storage Rate ...

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