Top Things You Need to Know Before You Deploy Communications Server 2007 R2

Before you implement Communication Server 2007 R2, there are some things you must consider. This article gives you a list of considerations as well as valuable links to additional information in important areas, such as infrastructure, voice, and conferencing. Think of it as a checklist that you can use to follow up on areas where you need more information.

Author: Kate Gleeson

Publication date: January 2010

Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Before you begin implementing your chosen topology, there are some important things you must know about the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 requirements and specific topologies. Some of the things that you need to consider before you finalize your design are highlighted in this article. For complete details, see Things You Must Know Before Completing Your Topology Design at

Your Active Directory environment must conform to the supported domains and configurations discussed in Supported Active Directory Topologies at

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 does not support single-labeled domains. For example, a forest with a root domain named local is not supported. For details, see Knowledge Base article 300684, "Information about configuring Windows for domains with single-label DNS names" at

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports only 64-bit hardware and operating systems for all server roles. For details about the supported hardware and software, see Internal Office Communications Server Component Requirements at

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