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In an attempt save resources I'm attempting to install Lync server 2013 on a standalone server I have just installed. I've just installed Windows Server 2012 Standard on a machine and am now I've been reading through Lync installation guides and I want to find one that relates to installing Lync on a secondary server separate to my main server.

Can anyone link such a guide? I assume I will probably have to join the domain and then configure link ADUC to my current forest.

Thanks for any assistance


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You will indeed have to join the server to the domain. What part of the installation process are you confused about. I can't imagine it being any different then any other Microsoft installation. –  Ramhound Dec 31 '13 at 16:22
So join the domain and then proceed as normal? –  SamN Dec 31 '13 at 17:00
I can't see how it would be any different if you were installing it on the master domain server itself. I assume there is an Exchange server within your network? –  Ramhound Dec 31 '13 at 17:16
@Ramhound it is a bit more complex. The OP has to move all roles onto the new server, update the topology, export/import the CMS, move the SQL Server etc etc... Not so trivial ! i am actually trying to write a more improved answer –  krisFR Dec 31 '13 at 17:21
There's no such thing as a master domain server. It's called a Domain Controller. It's important to use proper terminology in our field, folks. –  MDMarra Jan 1 at 13:29