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Add an Archiving Server to the Topology

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31

You must incorporate Archiving Server in your topology before you can install Microsoft Lync Server 2010 software to set up your Archiving Server. The information in this topic explains how to use Topology Builder to add Archiving Server to your existing topology.

  1. On a computer that is running Lync Server 2010 or on which the Lync Server administrative tools are installed, log on using an account that is a member of the local Users group (or an account with equivalent user rights).

    noteNote:
    You can define a topology by using an account that is a member of the local Users group, but to publish a topology, which is required to install a Lync Server 2010 server, you must use an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, and that has full control permissions (that is, read, write, and modify) on the file share that you are going to use for the archiving file store (that is, so that Topology Builder can configure the required DACLs), or an account with equivalent rights.
  2. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

  3. In the console tree, right-click Archiving Servers, and then click New Archiving Server.

  4. In Define the fully qualified domain name, in FQDN, specify the FQDN for the Archiving Server that you want to add.

  5. In Define the SQL store, do one of the following:

    • To use an existing SQL store, click Use a previously defined SQL store, and then, in the drop-down list, click the name of the SQL store that you want to use.

    • To specify a new SQL store, click Define a new SQL store, and then do the following:

      1. In SQL Server FQDN, specify the FQDN of the SQL Server on which you want to create the new SQL store.

      2. Under SQL Instance, either click Default Instance to use the default instance or, to specify a different instance, click Named Instance, and then specify the instance you want to use.

  6. In the Define file store dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To use an existing file share for the file store, click Use a previously defined file share, and then, in the drop-down list, click the name of the file share that you want to use.

    • To specify a new file share for the file store, click Define a new file share, and then do the following:

      1. In File Server FQDN, specify the FQDN of the file server.

      2. In File Share, type a name for the new file share.

      importantImportant:
      You can define the file share in Topology Builder before you create the file share, but you must create the file share in the defined location you define before you publish the topology.
  7. In the Associate Front End pools dialog box, under Unassigned Pools, select the check box in front of each of the unassigned pools in the list with which the Archiving Server should be associated.

  8. After finishing the wizard to add Archiving Server to the topology, look in the navigation pane in Topology Builder and verify that the server is listed under the Archiving Servers node.

 
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