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

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Domain Membership Considerations

Edge Servers do not store any directory information or user data, but they should never be joined to an internal Active Directory domain. Edge Servers are typically deployed in workgroup mode, which can create some additional issues, such as security policy enforcement and patching. Administrators must manually account for patching these servers, changing local security policies instead of using Group Policy and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). By not being part of the domain, these servers can potentially be left unpatched with security vulnerabilities.

There are workarounds to these issues, such as using registry keys to point servers at an internal WSUS server or allowing Edge Servers to automatically ...

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