Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Support for Large Meetings White Paper

Most hosted meetings have fewer than 250 participants, but what if you need to host larger meetings? The published maximum size of a conference hosted on Microsoft Lync Server 2010 in a shared pool (a pool that hosts all Microsoft Unified Communications workloads including IM/Presence, Conferencing, and Enterprise Voice) is 250 users. However, Microsoft Lync Server can support meetings with up to 1000 participants using Lync Server Audio/Video Conferencing service, which includes sharing PowerPoint presentations. Support for these large meetings requires a dedicated Lync Server 2010 pool configured to support large meetings. The pool must be managed in a way that ensures hosting of only one large meeting at a time. For additional information about scalability considerations and implementation requirements for a dedicated pool for large meetings, including topology, hardware, software, and configuration requirements, as well as best practice recommendations for supporting large meetings, see the white paper: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Support for Large Meetings in the Microsoft Download Center.

Note: This information applies only to Lync Server 2010 on-premises meetings.

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  1. Curious Greg says:

    So, I have a question – I have Lync 2010 Ent / Single Pool / 2 WFE collocated. 24 GB ram and 16 cores @2.67 Ghz … beefy servers. I have had conferences of 90 participants. I have looked at task mgr during such meetings and, honestly – the servers and network utilization is still crazy small. I wonder what the real limiting factor is for a meeting as it doesn’t seem to be processor, memory, or network restraints. Thoughts?

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