Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-11

Setting up a Standard Edition server as the only server in your infrastructure that homes users differs from other server installations in that there is a selection in the Deployment Wizard specifically for setting up the initial server.

To install a Standard Edition server

  1. Log on to the server where you are going to install Standard Edition server as a local administrator or a domain equivalent.

  2. If you have not prepared Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), then first perform those procedures. For details, see Preparing Active Directory Domain Services for Lync Server 2010.

  3. In the Lync Server Deployment Wizard, click Prepare first Standard Edition server.

  4. On the Prepare single Standard Edition Server page, click Next.

  5. On the Executing Commands page, the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express database software is installed as the Central Management store. Necessary firewall rules are created. When the installation of the database and prerequisite software is completed, click Finish.

    The initial installation may take some time with no visible updates to the command output summary screen. This is due to the installation of the SQL Server Express. If you need to monitor the installation of the database, use Task Manager to monitor the setup.
  6. On the Lync Server Deployment Wizard page, click Install Topology Builder if you have not previously installed the administrative tools. For details, see Install Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  7. Confirm that there are green check marks next to “Prepare Active Directory,” “Prepare first Standard Edition server,” and “Install Topology Builder.”

    Lync Server 2010 automatically installs SQL Server 2008 Express on each Standard Edition server and each server running Lync Server 2010 on which the local configuration store is located. After deploying the servers, you can upgrade the RTC database on the Standard Edition server and the RTCLocal databases on other server roles to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express by running the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express setup wizard and selecting the upgrade option. Repeat this process for each RTC and RTCLocal database.