Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31

Before you begin designing and planning your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 infrastructure by using the Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool, you must first install the Planning Tool. The Planning Tool does not need to be deployed to a workstation or server that is part of the domain or infrastructure where you plan to install Lync Server 2010. The Readme file that accompanies the Planning Tool details important information about installing and using the tool. Some of the information in the Readme file is duplicated here for clarity.

The Planning Tool requires installation by a user with administrator rights and permissions on the computer on which the tool is to be installed.

The supported operating systems for installation and operation of the Planning Tool are:

Where WOW indicates that the Planning Tool runs in the Windows on Windows 32-bit emulator of a 64-bit operating system.

Additionally, the Planning Tool requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

After the pre-installation requirements are met, you can proceed to installing the Planning Tool.

To install the Planning Tool

  1. Log on to the local computer as a member of the Administrators group.

  2. Using Windows Explorer or a command window, locate the directory where you downloaded the Planning Tool installation files.

  3. Locate the LyncPlanningTool.msi. In Windows Explorer, double-click the file. In the command window, type the name of the file, and then press Enter to run the file.

  4. On the Welcome page of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool Setup Wizard, click Next.

  5. Review the End-User License Agreement, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement if you choose to accept the terms of use in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  6. Choose where to install the Planning Tool files. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Planning Tool. If you want to change the installation location, click Change. On Change destination folder, browse or type the location to install the files, click OK, and then click Next.

  7. The installer is now ready to install the Planning Tool. Click Install to begin the installation process.

  8. The installation will start, and the progress will be displayed. After the installation is successfully completed, click Finish.

  9. The Planning Tool is ready for use.