Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-13

If a Standard Edition server that does not host the Central Management store fails, follow the procedures in this section. If the Central Management store fails, see Restoring the Central Management Store.

We recommend that you take an image copy of the system before you start restoration so that you can use this image as a rollback point in case something goes wrong during restoration. You might want to take the image copy after you install the operating system and SQL Server, and restore or re-enroll the certificates.

To restore a Standard Edition server

  1. Start with a clean or new server that has the same fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the failed computer, install the operating system, and then restore or re-enroll the certificates.

    Follow your organization's server deployment procedures to perform this step.
  2. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, log on to the server you are restoring.

  3. Restore the File Store by copying the appropriate File Store from $Backup to the File Store location on the server and share the folder.

    The path and file name for the restored File Store should be exactly the same as the backed up File Store so that components that use the files can access them.
  4. Run Topology Builder:

    1. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

    2. Click Download Topology from existing deployment, and then click OK.

    3. Select the topology, and then click Save. Click Yes to confirm your selection.

    4. Right-click the Lync Server 2010 node, and then click Publish Topology.

    5. Follow the Publish the Topology wizard. On the Create databases page, select the databases you want to recreate.

      Only stand-alone databases are displayed on the Create databases page. Collocated databases on a Standard Edition server are created when you run the Lync Server 2010 Deployment Wizard.
    6. Follow the rest of the wizard, and then click Finish.

  5. Browse to the Lync Server 2010 installation folder or media, start the Lync Server Deployment Wizard located at \setup\amd64\Setup.exe. Use the Lync Server Deployment Wizard to do the following:

    1. Run Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store to install the local configuration files.

    2. Run Step 2: Setup or Remove Lync Server Components to install the Lync Server server roles.

    3. Run Step 3: Request, Install or Assign Certificates to assign the certificates.

    4. Run Step 4: Start Services to start services on the server.

    For details about running the Deployment Wizard, see the Deployment documentation for the server role you are restoring.

  6. Restore user data by performing the following:

    1. Copy BackupUsers.xml from $Backup\ to a local directory.

    2. Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.

    3. To restore the user data, at the command line, type:

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      Dbimpexp.exe /hrxmlfile:<path and file name of backed up Rtc database> /sqlserver:<SQL Server FQDN>\<instance name> /import /restype:all
      For example:

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      Dbimpexp.exe /hrxmlfile:D\BackupUsers.xml /\rtc /import /restype:all
  7. If you deployed Response Group on this Standard Edition server, restore the Response Group configuration data. For details, see Restoring Response Group Settings.