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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-18

You can start the definition of a new topology by using one of the following methods:

Regardless of which of these two methods you use to start the definition of your topology, you must use Topology Builder to complete and publish the topology before you can install Microsoft Communications Server 2010 on servers. Use the following procedure to define your topology. This procedure includes all steps required to define a new topology. If you imported a topology design from the Planning Tool, some of the information is pre-populated in Topology Builder so you only have to specify the configuration information that is not pre-populated. If you did not import a topology design from the Planning Tool and are defining a new topology, you must specify all required configuration information.

To define a topology

  1. On the Enterprise Edition Front End Server, start Topology Builder.

  2. In Topology Builder, select New Topology, and then click OK.

  3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the new topology XML file, enter a name for the file, and then click Save.

  4. On the Define the primary domain page, enter the name of the primary SIP domain for your organization, and then click Next.

  5. On the Specify additional supported domains page, enter the names of additional domains, if any, and then click Next.

  6. On the Define the first site page, enter a name and a description for the first site, and then click Next.

  7. On the Specify site details page, enter the location information for the site, and then click Next.

  8. On the New topology was successfully defined page, ensure the Open the New Front End Wizard when this wizard closes check box is selected, and then click Finish.

After you’ve defined and saved the topology, use the New Front End wizard to define a Front End pool for your site. For details, see Define and Configure a Front End Pool.