Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-11

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 includes two tools to facilitate planning and deployment of both internal servers and Edge Servers. We recommend running them on a local workstation first to plan your design. After the topology is completed, upload the resulting topology definition to your production environment. To do this, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

If you built your edge topology during your planning process, including running Topology Builder to define your edge topology, you can use those results to start your Edge Server deployment. If you did not finish building your edge topology earlier or you want to change the information you previously specified, you must finish running Topology Builder before proceeding with other deployment steps. For details about how to build your topology, see Topologies for External User Access.

For details about the Planning Tool and Topology Builder, see Beginning the Planning Process in the Planning documentation.