Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-12

You have probably already taken steps to design fault tolerance in your system, using practices such as ensuring hardware redundancy, guarding against power loss, routinely installing security updates and antivirus measures, and Monitoring Server activity. These practices benefit not only your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 infrastructure, but also your entire network. If you have not implemented these practices, we recommend that you do so before deploying Lync Server 2010.

To help protect the servers in your Lync Server 2010 deployment from accidental or purposeful harm that might result in downtime, take the following precautions: