Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-21

Deployment of Lync Server 2013 requires the use of Topology Builder to define and publish the topology design. To identify the components required for your topology, you use Topology Builder to create and save a topology design. Prior to publishing your topology in Topology Builder, you do the following:

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 Servers Running Lync Server 2013, 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.

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