After you install the required files, follow the procedure in this topic to activate the Edge Server. You must complete the following activation procedure on each computer that you want to deploy as an Edge Server in the perimeter network of the data center or a remote site.

To activate an Edge Server

  1. In the Deployment Wizard, on the Deploy Edge Serverpage, next to Step 2: Activate Edge Server, click Run.

  2. On the Welcomepage of the Activate Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Wizard, click Next.

  3. On the Service Accountpage, select Create a new accountor Use an existing account, type the account name and password that you want to use for the Edge Server, type a password, and then click Next.

  4. On the Ready to Activate Edge Serverpage, verify that the settings are correct, and then click Next.

  5. On the completion page, verify that the default option View the log when you click Finishis selected, and then click Finish.

  6. When the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Deployment Log opens in a Web browser window, verify that Successappears under Execution Resultin the Actioncolumn on the far right side of the screen. To verify individual tasks, expand each task and verify that the Execution Resultshows Successfor the task. When you finish, close the log window.