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  • Hi,

    What is the minimal infrastructure (number of servers and typicall hardware) to have this:

    - only IM chat and presence information

    - IM chat and also video and voice on the network (without integrating with existing phone systems)

    Help is really appreciated.

    Thank you so much,

    DD

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:04 PM

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  • It depends on how many users would be using Skype for Business. With regards to server roles, you only need the Front End Server role to achieve this.

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    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:25 PM
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    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:36 PM
  • Hi DevDiver,

    For IM, presence and A/V, as Dattatray Kadam said, you only need to deploy SFB FE server.

    If the number of users is under 5000, we suggest you deploy SFB standard edition server, and if you have more than 5000 users in your environment, we suggest you deploy SFB enterprise edition.

    As a supplement, the function of SFB FE server and SFB EE server is the same, the only difference between them is that SFB FE server isn’t supported for high availability.

    Moreover, for SFB server, you could enable enterprise voice for users, with this feature, you could make PSTN calls with SFB client with others, it’s very convenient for us, the following article describes the basic knowledge about SFB enterprise voice, please refer to
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412876.aspx

    Hope all these information is helpful to you.


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    Alice Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:32 AM
    Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:32 AM
  • Hi Shankar,

    What is the RP?

    Thanks,

    DD

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:43 PM
  • RP = Reverse Proxy

    It is needed to host all Skype web services for external users.


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    Friday, February 10, 2017 12:31 AM
  • Hi DevDiver,

    Thanks for your response.

    Reverse proxy is an optional components for SFB server, if you want users could use SFB mobile client, you need to deploy reverse proxy in the DMZ area.

    Some of the features that require external access through a reverse proxy include the following:

    1.Enabling external users to download meeting content for your meetings.
    2.Enabling external users to expand distribution groups.
    3.Enabling remote users to download files from the Address Book service.
    4.Accessing the Lync Web App client.
    5.Accessing the Dial-in Conferencing Settings webpage.
    6.Enabling external devices to connect to Device Update web service and obtain updates.
    7.Enabling mobile applications to automatically discover and use the mobility (Mcx) URLs from the Internet.
    8.Enabling the Lync 2013 client, Lync Windows Store app and Lync 2013 Mobile client to locate the Lync Discover (autodiscover) URLs and use Unified Communications Web API (UCWA).

    You could refer to the following blog to configure your reverse proxy:
    Using F5 BIG-IP as SFB reverse proxy
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nexthop/2013/02/21/configuring-reverse-proxy-access-to-microsoft-lync-using-f5-big-ip-local-traffic-manager/
    Using ForeFront TMG 2010 as Reverse Proxy for Lync
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9807.how-to-configure-forefront-tmg-2010-as-reverse-proxy-for-lync-server-2010.aspx
    Using IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2013
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nexthop/2013/02/19/using-iis-arr-as-a-reverse-proxy-for-lync-server-2013/

    Hope this reply is helpful to you.


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    • Edited by Alice-Wang Friday, February 10, 2017 1:39 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Monday, February 13, 2017 9:32 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Alice-Wang Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:38 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:38 AM
    Friday, February 10, 2017 1:39 AM
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    Monday, February 20, 2017 7:13 AM