You can install and use the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools on any computer in the domain that meets the administrative tools prerequisites, such as on a computer that you use as a central administrative console. For details about installation prerequisites, see Internal Office Communications Server Component Requirementsin the Supported Topologies and Infrastructure Requirements documentation.

Installation and use of Office Communications Server requires that users be members of specific groups. For details about providing appropriate permissions and delegation, see Accounts and Permissions Requirements.

This section covers primarily the use of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in to manage Office Communications Server. For details about using the LCSCmd.exe command-line tool to manage Office Communications Server, see the Command Line Referencein the Reference documentation. For details about other tools for administering other Office Communications Server 2007 R2 components, see the Administering Communicator Web Accessdocumentation and the Administering Group Chatdocumentation.

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