Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31

To install Topology Builder, you must be at minimum logged on as the local administrator on the computer where you are installing the administrative tools. You install the Topology Builder by using the Lync Server Deployment Wizard.

To publish a topology after you have defined it, you must be logged on as a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins and Domain Admins groups. It is also possible to delegate the proper administrator rights and permissions. For details, see Delegate Setup Permissions.

The administrative tools consist of the following:

To install the Lync Server 2010 administrative tools (including Topology Builder)
  1. Log on as a local administrator to the computer where you want to install Topology Builder and the administrative tools. If you are logged on as an a standard user on the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems, and User Access Control (UAC) is enabled, you will be prompted for the local administrator or a domain equivalent user name and password.

  2. On the computer, from the installation media, double-click \Setup\amd64\Setup.exe.

  3. If you are prompted to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 distributable, click Yes.

  4. On the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Installation Location page, click OK. Change this path to another location or drive if you need to have the files installed to another location.

  5. On the End User License Agreement page, review the license terms, click I accept, and then click OK. This step is required before you can continue.

  6. On the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – Deployment Wizard page, click Install Topology Builder.

  7. When the installation successfully completes, click Exit.