Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-28
To enhance Edge Server performance and security, and to facilitate deployment, apply the following best practices when you deploy your perimeter network and Edge Servers:
- Deploy Edge Servers only after you have tested and verified
operation of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications
software inside your organization.
- We recommend that you deploy Edge Servers in a workgroup rather
than a domain. Doing so simplifies installation and keeps Active
Directory Domain Services (AD DS) out of the perimeter
network. Locating AD DS in the perimeter network can present a
significant security risk.
- Joining an Edge Server to a domain located entirely in the
perimeter network is supported but not recommended. An Edge Server
should never be part of a domain in the internal network.