Deploying the 2007 R2 Version of Communicator Web Access

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The 2007 R2 version of Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access is an extension of your existing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment. You install Office Communicator Web Access software on servers inside your corporate network and then configure them for internal user access or external user access, or both.

Depending on the topology you choose to implement, you may be deploying one or many Communicator Web Access servers. The deployment procedures in this section apply to each Communicator Web Access Server that you deploy, no matter how many there are.

The deployment process for Communicator Web Access consists of the following steps:

  1. Verifying the prerequisites:
  2. Preparing Certificates for Communicator Web Access.
  3. Installing Certificates for Communicator Web Access
  4. Installing and Activating Communicator Web Access.
  5. Creating a Communicator Web Access Virtual Server.
  6. Publishing Communicator Web Access URLs.
  7. Using a Reverse Proxy to Enable Remote User Access.
  8. Testing the Web Site.
  9. Optionally, Installing Communicator Web Access Snap-in.
  10. Optionally, Verifying Load Balancing Configuration.
  11. Optionally, Configuring New Communicator Web Access Settings.

For information about the architecture and components of Communicator Web Access, see Reference Architecture. For information about planning your deployment of Communicator Web Access, see Planning for Communicator Web Access.

These topics provide procedures for a new deployment of Communicator Web Access. In this Beta release, there is no support for migration from an earlier release of Communicator Web Access.