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Supported Server Role Collocation

Communications Server 2007 R2

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-04

This section identifies the Office Communications Server components that can be collocated on the same computer and the components that explicitly cannot be collocated. Any combination that is not identified has not been tested and is not supported.

The following table identifies the Office Communications Server roles and components that can and cannot be collocated. In addition to the server roles identified in the table, the following collocation scenarios are explicitly not supported for Office Communications Server 2007 R2:

  • Any server role on an Active Directory domain controller
  • Exchange UM and Office Communications Server
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Note that the following table identifies supported, not necessarily recommended, collocations.

Table 1. Server Role Collocation

This server role/configuration Can collocate with this server role/component Cannot collocate with this server role/component

Standard Edition configuration

  • Archiving Server (not recommended)
  • Monitoring Server
  • Director
  • Communicator Web Access
  • Edge Server
  • Mediation Server
  • Group Chat Server or Compliance Server

Enterprise Edition consolidated configuration

None

Never collocated

Back-End Database

  • Archiving database (in a shared SQL Server instance)*
  • Monitoring database (in a shared SQL Server instance)*
  • Group Chat database (in a shared SQL Server instance)*
  • Compliance database (for Group Chat) (in a shared SQL Server instance)*
  • Director database (only on a shared server; must run in a dedicated SQL Server instance)
  • Back-End Database for a different pool
  • Director database in a shared SQL Server instance
  • Any other Office Communications Server role

Enterprise Edition expanded configuration, Front End Server

None

Never collocated

Enterprise Edition expanded configuration, Web Conferencing Server

None

Never collocated

Enterprise Edition expanded configuration, Application Sharing Server

None

Never collocated

Enterprise Edition expanded configuration, A/V Conferencing Server

None

Never collocated

Enterprise Edition expanded configuration, Web components

  • Archiving Server
  • Monitoring Server
  • Front End Server
  • Web Conferencing Server
  • Application Sharing Server
  • A/V Conferencing Server
  • Director
  • Communicator Web Access
  • Edge Server
  • Mediation Server
  • Group Chat Server or Compliance Server

Director

None

Never collocated

Communicator Web Access

None

Never collocated

Edge Server

None

Never collocated

Mediation Server

None

Never collocated

Archiving Server

  • Web components
  • Monitoring Server
  • Standard Edition server (not recommended)
  • Front End Server
  • Web Conferencing Server
  • Application Sharing Server
  • A/V Conferencing Server
  • Director
  • Communicator Web Access
  • Edge Server
  • Mediation Server
  • Group Chat Server or Compliance Server

Monitoring Server

  • Web components
  • Archiving Server
  • Standard Edition server
  • Front End Server
  • Web Conferencing Server
  • Application Sharing Server
  • A/V Conferencing Server
  • Director
  • Communicator Web Access
  • Edge Server
  • Mediation Server
  • Group Chat Server or Compliance Server

Group Chat Server

None

Never collocated

Compliance Server (for Group Chat)

None

Never collocated

* Published performance test results assume that the Back-End Database runs in a dedicated SQL Server instance.

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