Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-08

Deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Standard Edition requires using Topology Builder to define your topology and the components you want to deploy, preparing your environment for deployment of the Lync Server 2010 components, importing and publishing your topology design on the Standard Edition server, and then installing and configuring Lync Server 2010 software for the components for your deployment.

If you have already established a Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Enterprise Edition infrastructure and want to deploy a Standard Edition server to an existing Lync Server 2010 deployment, see Deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition into an Existing Lync Server 2010 Enterprise.

This documentation provides a staged approach to the Standard Edition deployment, starting with the minimum configuration required to get you up and running. The initial Standard Edition topology deployment described in this section includes the following environment and components:

This documentation then describes how to add optional server roles and components to the initial Standard Edition deployment. These optional server roles and components include one or more Directors and a stand-alone Mediation Server.

After deployment of your Standard Edition server, you can deploy other server roles and features, such as Edge Servers to support external user access.

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