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Group Chat Server Deployment Overview

 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-01-24

Deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat requires that you deploy it in the correct sequence and that you complete all required deployment steps.

You can deploy Lync Server 2010, Group Chat after you deploy your initial topology, including at least one Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Front End pool or one Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Standard Edition server. This topic describes how to deploy Group Chat Server by adding it to an existing deployment.

The following table lists the basic steps to deploy Lync Server 2010, Group Chat and provides links to more information.

Group Chat Server Deployment Process

Task Steps Required roles and group memberships Related topics

Install prerequisite hardware and software.

On hardware that meets system requirements, install the following:

  • An operating system that meets system requirements
  • Software prerequisites for computers running Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Supported Hardware in the Supportability documentation

Server Software and Infrastructure Support in the Supportability documentation

Determining Your System Requirements

Technical Requirements for Group Chat Server

Create a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Log on to the server that will host the database, and then create a new database.

Database administrator

Creating a Database for Group Chat Server in the Deployment documentation

Set up Group Chat Server accounts, rights, and permissions.

  1. Set up and enable accounts for Group Chat Server.
  2. Set up SQL Server accounts, rights, and permissions.
  3. Enable the Lookup server account for federation.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Setting Up Group Chat Server Accounts and Permissions in the Deployment documentation

Obtain certificates for the Group Chat Server.

  1. Download the certification authority (CA) certification path.
  2. Install the CA certification path.
  3. Request the certificate.
  4. Install the certificate.
  5. Verify the root CA.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Obtaining Certificates for Group Chat Server in the Deployment documentation

Install Group Chat Server.

  1. Install the Group Chat Server in a single-server topology, or install the first Group Chat Server in a multiple-server topology.
  2. Install additional Group Chat Servers for a multiple-server topology.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Installing and Configuring Group Chat Server in the Deployment documentation

Configure the Web service settings in Internet Information Services (IIS).

  1. Open IIS Manager.
  2. Ensure that the Enable Anonymous Access check box is selected.
  3. Specify the credentials for an account that has read and write permissions on the file repository folder.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Configuring Web Service Settings in IIS for Group Chat Server in the Deployment documentation

Install and connect Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool.

  1. Install Group Chat Admin Tool.
  2. Configure Group Chat Admin Tool connection.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group or

Channel service administrator

Installing and Connecting to Group Chat Admin Tool in the Deployment documentation

Configure Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat user access.

Any user who is provisioned for Lync Server 2010 is also provisioned as a Lync 2010 Group Chat user.

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Configuring Group Chat User Access in the Deployment documentation

(Optional) Deploy archiving and compliance support.

  1. Set up the Microsoft SQL Server database for compliance.
  2. Install the Compliance service.

Database administrator or

Any user who is a member of the local Administrators group

Deploying Compliance Support for Group Chat Server in the Deployment documentation

 
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