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Client Hardware Support

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-10-04

This section describes the recommended hardware for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software clients.

Recommended Hardware for Microsoft Lync 2010, Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010, and Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee

Hardware component Minimum requirement

CPU

Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Data and voice: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor, 2 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor (recommended)

For video: Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor or higher for VGA, Quad Core 2.0 GHz or higher for high definition

For the Microsoft RoundTable conferencing device: 2 GHz processor or higher

Memory

On Windows XP: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM

On Windows Vista or Windows 7: 2 GB of RAM

Display resolution

1024x768 required

Graphics hardware

  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 application programming interface (API)
  • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
  • 32 bits per pixel

Telephony

Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Recommended: Microsoft unified communications (UC) device, or a phone running Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition

Video source

USB 2.0 video camera or RoundTable device

Network

For network requirements, see Media Traffic Network Usage in the Planning documentation.

Recommended Hardware for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant

Hardware component Minimum requirement

CPU

Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Data and voice: 1 GHz or larger processor. Support for 32-bit and 64-bit

For the Microsoft RoundTable conferencing device: 2 GHz processor or higher

Memory

On Windows XP: 1 GB of RAM

On Windows Vista or Windows 7: 2 GB of RAM

Display resolution

Required: Super VGA 1024 x 768

Recommended: Super VGA 1280 x 1024 or higher

Hard disk drive

At least 100 MB free

Telephony

Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Recommended: Microsoft unified communications (UC) device

Bandwidth requirements

Voice: 50 kbps (minimum); 80 kbps (high-quality)

RoundTable device (for audio): 50 kbps (minimum); 350 kbps (high-quality)

 
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