The following procedure describes how to install Group Chat Server as either a single-server topology, or an additional server instance in a pooled topology. A server instance consists of the Lookup service, Channel service, and Web service. If you want to install a Compliance service, you must install it on a separate computer using the same wizard.

If you are installing an additional Group Chat Server instance as part of a Group Chat Server pool, the established settings from the server pool are used and some controls are unavailable for settings that are used by all Group Chat Servers. Shared settings include the following:

Although setup gives you the option to install Group Chat server and Compliance service simultaneously on the same server, Group Chat does not support hosting both on the same computer. Make sure that during the installation, only the Group Chat server or the Compliance service option is selected, not both.

To install Group Chat Server, you computer must have the following software already installed:

The installer automatically installs the following components if they are not already installed:

To install a Group Chat Server

  1. Log on to the computer on which you want to install the Group Chat Server using the account that you provisioned earlier.

  2. Run ServerSetup.exe.

  3. If the appropriate version of the Visual Studio 2008 C++ Runtime is not installed, in the dialog box that indicates that it must be installed, click Yes.

  4. If the appropriate version of UCMA API v2.0 Redistributable is not installed, in the dialog box that indicates that it must be installed, click Yes.

  5. On the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Group Chat Setup Wizard Welcomepage, click Next.

  6. On the License Agreementpage, review the license agreement, click I accept the terms in the license agreementto proceed, and then click Next.

  7. On the Customer Informationpage, specify your user name and organization name, and then click Next.

  8. On the Install locationpage, verify that the default location is <drive letter> :\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2\Group Chat Server\, and then click Next.

  9. On the Select the featurespage, click the drop-down list box to the left of Compliance service, and then click the red X to specify that the Compliance service is not to be installed on the computer.

    Only the Group Chat server will be installed on the computer, which includes the Lookup service, Channel service, and Web service.
  10. Click Next.

  11. On the Confirm Installationpage, click Next, and then complete the Server Configurationwizard.

    The Server Configurationwizard opens, indicating that the Lookup service, Channel service and Web Service are installed. Before moving to the next step of this procedure, you must complete the Server Configurationwizard. For details, see Server Configuration Wizard.
  12. After completing the Server Configurationwizard, on the Installation Completepage, click Close.