Preparing Active Directory Domain Services.
Before you deploy and operate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, you must prepare the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) by extending the schema and then creating and configuring objects. The schema extensions add the Active Directory classes and attributes that are required by Office Communications Server.
The topics in this section describe how to prepare Active Directory Domain Services for deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and for delegating setup and administration permissions. It also provides a reference of the Active Directory schema required by Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
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Active Directory Infrastructure Requirements
Before you start the process of preparing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, ensure that your Active Directory infrastructure meets the following prerequisites:
All domain controllers in the forest where you deploy Office Communications Server run Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows Server 2008.
The operating system running on the domain controllers can be either 32-bit edition or 64-bit edition.