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Install Operating System and Prerequisites on Standard Edition Servers

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-17

After you have set up the hardware and system infrastructure, you need to install the appropriate Windows operating systems and updates, in addition to all other prerequisite software on each server that you are deploying. This includes each Lync Server 2010 server role, and any additional infrastructure servers and SQL Server-based servers required for your deployment.

noteNote:
This section describes installation of operating systems and prerequisite software for internal servers. If you are deploying Edge Servers to support external user access, you will also need to install operating systems and prerequisite software for those servers, including Edge Servers and reverse proxy servers. For details about preparing servers to support external user access, see Preparing for Installation of Servers in the Perimeter Network in the Deploying Edge Servers documentation.

On each server that you are deploying, install the appropriate Windows operating system:

Install the Windows Updates required by Lync Server 2010 on each server:

Lync Server 2010 requires the installation of additional software on servers:

  • Prerequisite software for servers running Lync Server 2010. The additional software prerequisites for servers running Lync Server depends on the server role being deployed. For details about the specific software requirements for each server, see Additional Software Requirements in the Planning documentation.

  • Lync Server requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1. You should apply the update discussed in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 981575, “A memory leak occurs in a .NET Framework 2.0-based application that uses the AesCryptoServerProvider class” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=3052&kbid=981575. You should also apply the update discussed in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 975954, “FIX: When you run a .NET Framework 2.0-based application, a System.AccessViolationException exception occurs, or a dead-lock occurs on two threads in an application domain” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=3052&kbid=975954.

  • Windows Media Format Runtime All Front End Servers and Standard Edition servers where conferencing will be deployed must have the Windows Media Format Runtime installed. The Windows Media Format Runtime is required to run the Windows Media Audio (.wma) files that the Call Park, Announcement, and Response Group applications play for announcements and music.

    We recommend that you install Windows Media Format Runtime before you install Lync Server 2010. If Lync Server 2010 does not find this software on the server, it will prompt you to install it, and then you must restart the server to complete installation.

    importantImportant:
    With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, the name of the package that contains the Windows Media Format runtime has changed. The scripted methods in the Deployment Wizard for Lync 2010 Server do not yet reflect the updated package name.
    If you are deploying Lync Server to a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you must install the Windows Media Format runtime by using the command line cited below and then restart the system to apply the change. If you use the Deployment Wizard prior to applying the runtime, the runtime will not install because the Deployment Wizard tries to apply the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 runtime, and fails because the package Deployment Wizard expects does not exist. The error may be missed because it is a subtle error. You resolve this issue by either applying the runtime prior to running the Deployment Wizard or after you run the Deployment Wizard. Restart the computer to complete the installation of the runtime.

    To install the Windows Media Format Runtime on servers running Windows Server 2008, use the following command:

    %systemroot%\system32\pkgmgr.exe /quiet /ip /m:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.18000.mum

    To install the Windows Media Format Runtime on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2, use the following command:

    %systemroot%\system32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385.mum /ignorecheck

    To install the Windows Media Format Runtime on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, use the following command:

    %systemroot%\system32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.mum /ignorecheck

  • Prerequisite software for database servers. For details about Windows Update requirements for database servers, including the back-end database, Archiving database, and Monitoring database, see the SQL Server 2008 documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=202921 and the SQL Server 2008 R2 documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=218015.

    noteNote:
    Lync Server 2010 automatically installs SQL Server 2008 Express on each Standard Edition server and each Lync Server 2010 server on which the local configuration store is located. After deploying the servers, you can upgrade the RTC database on the Standard Edition server and the RTCLocal databases on other server roles to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express by running the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express setup wizard and selecting the upgrade option. Repeat this process for each RTC and RTCLocal database.
  • Message Queuing. Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) role components and Directory Service Integration should be installed on the Front End Server, and the Archiving Server if you plan to deploy the Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server roles. The Message Queuing components can be found in Server Manager or can be deployed by using servermanagercmd.exe . For details, see "Install Message Queuing" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205338.

    To install Message Queuing using the Add-WindowsFeature Windows PowerShell cmdlet, you do the following:

    1. On the Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 operating system, you use Windows PowerShell 2.0.

    2. At the Windows PowerShell prompt, type: Import-Module servermanager, and then press Enter.

    3. Then type: Add-WindowsFeature  MSMQ-Server,  MSMQ-Directory, and then press Enter.

 
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