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Installing Exchange 2013 – Part I

Exchange server 2013 consists of two server roles, the Mailbox Server (sometimes referred to as the back-end) and the Client Access Server (sometimes referred to as the front-end). All clients connect to the CAS Server and the CAS Server proxies the request to the appropriate mailbox server.

It is possible to install the server roles on dedicated servers, multiple Exchange 2013 CAS servers with a hardware load balancer and multiple Exchange 2013 Mailbox servers with a Database Availability Group. This is the preferred way for large companies with lots of mailboxes, lots of servers and maybe multiple (global) datacenter. To be honest, this is where Exchange 2013 is designed for. But it is also possible for smaller organizations to install just two Exchange 2013 server with both roles on it, a DAG for mailbox resiliency and a hardware of software load balancers for the protocol resiliency.

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Install Lync Server 2010

In a previous blog post with an introduction of Lync Server 2010 I already showed the setup flow. The most important part is the central SQL server, the Central Management Server or CMS. In this blogpost I’ll continue with the installation of Lync Server 2010.

Lync Server preparations

I’ll start with a simple setup (just like most customers tend to do). I’ll install Lync Server 2010 for instant messaging, presence information and (simple) video conferencing. Initially I’ll setup this up for interal use only, but in a future blog post I’ll connect the Lync environment to the internet so users at home can connect. Or parters (federation) can connect to our Lync environment of course.

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