Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-09

Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat offers compliance support for archiving a comprehensive record of activity on the system. If compliance support is implemented, it records and archives the data (that is, chat, files, images, and so on) viewed by a user.

Before you install the Compliance service, set up the database where you want to store compliance data. This can be the Lync 2010 Group Chat database or a separate database on the server hosting the Compliance service. For details about how to configure Microsoft SQL Server for use with Group Chat Server, see Creating a Database for Group Chat Server and Setting Up SQL Server Accounts, Rights, and Permissions.

While you can have only one active Compliance Server in a Group Chat Server pool at one time, you can install multiple standby Compliance Servers that you can switch to in case of failure. For details about installing and using backup Compliance Servers, see Backing Up the Compliance Server.

The following topics describe how to install and configure compliance support for Group Chat Server.

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