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 Requirementsin the Planning and Architecture documentation.

This section covers primarily the use of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools to manage Office Communications Server. For details about installing and using the administrative tools, including the Office Communications Server user management functionality in Active Directory Users and Computers, see the Administering Office Communications Server 2007 R2documentation. 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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