It’s official; the new name of OCS is Lync! With the name change comes a number of new features including revamped management interfaces (Topology Builder, Deployment Wizard and CSCP) and a Management Shell with tons of great new scripting capabilities.
With all of these new features available, and a new way to deploy I thought it would be fitting to cover deploying a topology. To start things off easy we’ll jump into a single box Standard Edition pool. Over the next few articles I will add layers to this deployment until it resembles what you may want to use in your environment.
Keep in mind the RC is for lab use only; it is not a good idea to install this into your production domain. Also, please read the reference documents here:
Now let’s start with a link to the download:
For this install you’ll need a DC/DNS/CA server (I named mine lyncdc.ocsguy.local), we’ll bypass that portion of the install to keep the article to a reasonable length.
Once you have your Lync Server on the domain we need to install all the pre-requisites:
Here’s a quick ServerManagerCMD script to make that happen, to use this on the Start menu,to use this open a Command Prompt (Run As Administrator) and paste the information below. For formatting purposes copy this into notepad and make sure when wordwrap is unchecked it is all on one line.
So I’ve found myself with some very useful information I’d like to share with everyone. This is not a normal topic for me, but I see a benefit to discussing *gasp* LICENSING! Continue reading