Deploying Office Communications Server Standard Edition

Deploying Office Communications Server Standard Edition on a private network involves the following tasks:

  1. Build an AD DS forest.

  2. Prepare AD DS for Office Communications Server.

  3. Configure DNS for automatic sign-in by UC clients.

  4. Set up the Office Communications Server host computer.

  5. Install Office Communications Server Standard Edition.

  6. Configure UC user accounts.

  7. Validate Office Communications Server functionality.

  8. Install Office Communicator and other clients to verify that users can log on.

The following sections explain how to perform each of these tasks.

Building an AD DS Forest

To build a separate AD DS forest on a private network for development purposes, the minimal topology is a single-domain ...

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