Evaluating Global Settings Locations
When you perform forest preparation, you need to select a location to store Office Communications Server global settings. You can select either the System container in the root domain or the Configuration container, which is replicated forest-wide.
Several factors, as illustrated in the following decision tree, can help you determine the best location for your organization.
Decision tree for global settings location
1.Live Communications Server 2005
Do you have Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed? If so, the Configuration container is not an option. Choose the System container.
If you implemented Live Communications Server 2005 in a centralized topology and are moving toward a distributed topology, you may experience performance problems with servers or Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that are related to root domain access. In this case, you can migrate your global settings from the System container to the