Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-10
Acquiring and setting up the hardware and other components required in the infrastructure that you need to implement your topology requires that, prior to publishing your topology in Topology Builder, you do the following:
- Acquire and install the hardware for each component in the
topology design that you created and saved by using Topology
Builder, including all required computers (servers running Lync
Server 2010, database servers, servers running Internet Information
Services (IIS), and reverse proxy servers, as appropriate), network
adapters, hardware load balancers, and storage devices (such as
file servers). For details about how to define a topology that
specifies the components needed for your deployment, see Defining the Topology in
Topology Builder. For details about hardware requirements for
servers, see Supported Hardware
in the Supportability documentation.
- Ensure that the networking infrastructure meets requirements.
For details, see Network Infrastructure
Requirements in the Planning documentation.
- Set up Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Setting up
AD DS includes preparing AD DS and defining all
components that you want to deploy in AD DS. For details about
preparing AD DS, see Preparing Active
Directory Domain Services for Lync Server 2010.
Standard Edition servers can host the file share for the required file store. The permissions and group memberships required for deploying and setting the access control list (ACL) on the folder and the share must be set correctly for Topology Builder to complete successfully. You should ensure that the person running Topology Builder has the following permissions and group memberships:
- Member of Local Administrators
- Member of Domain Users
- Full Control on share and folder of file store
After you complete all of the preparation tasks as described in this topic, but prior to publishing the topology, you also need to perform the other preparation tasks, including installing the Windows operating systems and other prerequisite software, setting up IIS, and configuring DNS. For details about these tasks, see System Requirements for Standard Edition Servers, Configure IIS, and Preparing the Infrastructure and Systems. Additionally, you should familiarize yourself with the clients and client requirements. For details, see Deploying Clients and Devices.
ConceptsSet Up Standard Edition Hardware and System Infrastructure
System Requirements for Standard Edition Servers
Install Operating System and Prerequisites on Standard Edition Servers
Request Certificates in Advance (Optional)