The Server Administration chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about how Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software stores and manages configuration data in the Central Management store and how to work with role-based access control (RBAC) roles. This chapter is being developed. It describes how the Central Management store provides a more robust, schematized storage of the data needed to define, set up, maintain, administer, describe, and operate a Lync Server 2010 deployment. You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center.

 

Author: Indranil Dutta

Publication date: May 2011

Product version: Lync Server 2010

The upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book will provide in-depth technical content about Lync Server 2010. The book will focus on professionals who want to understand more about how the product works internally. You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center.

With Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, configuration data about servers and services is moved to the Central Management store. The Central Management store provides a more robust, schematized storage of the data needed to define, set up, maintain, administer, describe, and operate a Lync Server 2010 deployment. It also validates the data to ensure configuration consistency.

The Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) are still used to store basic Lync Server user information, such as the user’s SIP URI and phone number. User policy information is stored in the Central Management store. The use of Active Directory also provides backward compatibility with earlier releases of Office Communications Server.

To administer servers and services, you use Lync Server Management Shell or the Lync Server Control Panel. The Lync Server Management Shell is an implementation of the Windows PowerShell command-line interface with specific cmdlets for managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 pre-loaded in the environment. The Central Management Server, which runs on one Front End pool or one Standard Edition server in your deployment, replicates configuration changes to all of the servers in your deployment. The Lync Server Management Shell and Lync Server Control Panel administrative tools are installed by default on each server running Lync Server 2010.

Summary

The Server Administration provides information about how Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software stores and manages configuration data in the Central Management store and how to work with role-based access control (RBAC) roles. It describes how the Central Management store provides a more robust, schematized storage of the data needed to define, set up, maintain, administer, describe, and operate a Lync Server 2010 deployment.

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