You have probably already taken steps to design fault tolerance in your system, using practices such as ensuring hardware redundancy, guarding against power loss, routinely installing security updates and antivirus measures, and monitoring server activity. These practices benefit not only your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 infrastructure, but also your entire network. If you have not implemented these practices, we recommend that you do so before deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
To help protect the servers in your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 organization from accidental or purposeful harm that might result in downtime, take the following precautions:
- Keep your servers up-to-date with security updates. Subscribing
to the Microsoft Security Notification Service helps ensure that
you receive immediate notification of security bulletin releases
for any Microsoft product. To subscribe, go to the Microsoft
Technical Security Notifications Web site at
- Ensure that access permissions are set up correctly.
- Keep your servers in a physical environment that prevents
unauthorized access. Ensure that adequate antivirus software is
installed on all your servers. Keep the software up-to-date with
the latest virus signature files. Use the automatic update feature
of your antivirus application to keep the virus signatures current.
- We recommend that you disable the Windows Server 2003 or
Windows Server 2008 operating system services that are not required
on the computers where you install Office Communications Server.