Planning is essential to successful deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Planning decisions appropriate to your organization should be made before actual deployment begins. This planning documentation, along with the Planning Tool in Office Communications Server 2007 R2, should greatly facilitate the planning process and help you create a plan that meets your organization’s specific needs as quickly as possible.
The deployment tool provided in Office Communications Server 2007 R2, combined with wizards provided for many of the more common tasks, such as configuring pools and obtaining certificates, greatly simplifies the process of installing, configuring, and activating Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The deployment tool and wizards are not intended to take the place of planning, but they should facilitate the carrying out your plans.