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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-19

To improve the audio/video (A/V) experience with a deployment of more than 10,000 users, we recommend that you deploy one or more standalone A/V Conferencing Servers.

A/V Conferencing Servers perform load balancing internally, so Domain Name System (DNS) and hardware load balancing are not applicable.

To define a standalone A/V Conferencing Server within an existing topology

  1. From the Communications Server 2010 (Beta Refresh) program group, open Communications Server Topology Builder.

  2. On the welcome page, click Download Topology from existing deployment, and then save a local cache copy to a file.

  3. Expand the Server Role tree view, right-click A/V Conferencing pools, and then click New A/V Conferencing Pool.

  4. On the Define the A/V Conferencing pool FQDN page, select the Single computer pool option, specify the A/V Conferencing FQDN, and then click Next.

  5. On the Associate Front End pools page, select the Front End pool that you want to associate with the new A/V Conferencing server, and then click Finish. In Topology Builder, the Front End pool is listed as associated with the A/V Conferencing server.