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sys requirement for IM

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  • Unfortunately there is no real good guidance for low number of users and IM only.

    The only official support is 16GB but when you only have 100 users and you only do IM then you don't need that much memory.  8GB would be more than sufficient in your configuration.


    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-lync.be -

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:23 PM
  • For 100 users and IM only, you could decrease the RAM to 8 GB.  I wouldn't go lower than that.

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:23 PM
  • The real answer is no you do not. However, don't forget what MS publishes is what MS supports so are leaving yourself open to some issues in the event that you require MS support. You should definitely not go below 8GB for a production machine and if you do this you have to wonder whether the cost of an additional 8GB of memory is worth the potential support issues.
    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:24 PM
  • Unfortunately, you cannot collocate the archiving role on the standard edition server for production use.  See link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398131.aspx 

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:29 PM
  • Yes that will work.  It is supported to install the archiving role on the backend SQL server if you wish.  That is documented in the link provided earlier.

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:08 PM

All replies

  • Unfortunately there is no real good guidance for low number of users and IM only.

    The only official support is 16GB but when you only have 100 users and you only do IM then you don't need that much memory.  8GB would be more than sufficient in your configuration.


    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-lync.be -

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:23 PM
  • For 100 users and IM only, you could decrease the RAM to 8 GB.  I wouldn't go lower than that.

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:23 PM
  • The real answer is no you do not. However, don't forget what MS publishes is what MS supports so are leaving yourself open to some issues in the event that you require MS support. You should definitely not go below 8GB for a production machine and if you do this you have to wonder whether the cost of an additional 8GB of memory is worth the potential support issues.
    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:24 PM
  • Thank you for all your help.

    Basically, we use IM for internal use and also we need to archive IM.

    I planned to install Lync standard with archiving role on one virtual machine and install SQL backend on another virtual machine.

    Is this OK?

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:27 PM
  • Unfortunately, you cannot collocate the archiving role on the standard edition server for production use.  See link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398131.aspx 

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:29 PM
  • Thank you.

    So, I need one standard server, one archiving server and one backend SQL server.

    Is this OK?

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:50 PM
  • Yes that will work.  It is supported to install the archiving role on the backend SQL server if you wish.  That is documented in the link provided earlier.

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Marked as answer by janeHHH Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:08 PM