The topics in this section describe how to deploy the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 server roles that provide instant messaging, presence, and conferencing to users inside your organization. For details about deploying the server roles that provide access to Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to users outside your organization’s firewall, see Deploying Edge Servers for External User Access.
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Before You Begin
This section describes important considerations for deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition
Before you begin deployment, you must choose between an Office Communications Server Enterprise Edition configuration or Office Communications Server Standard Edition, and allocate the appropriate computers. In most cases, the recommended topology is Enterprise Edition in a consolidated configuration. For details about choosing between Enterprise Edition configurations and Standard Edition, see .
All editions of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 must be run on 64-bit hardware with a 64-bit operating system, such as the 64-bit editions of the Windows Server 2003 operating systems or the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008.
In This Section
Directory Schema, Forest, and Domain
Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition
Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Edition
Unified Communications Applications