Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS) is an enterprise real-time communications server that delivers instant messaging and presence as part of a scalable, enterprise-grade solution offering enhanced security and seamless integration with other Microsoft products.

Target Audience

This course is design to give delegates an understanding of the uses, benefits and deployment methods available in LCS

Objectives

  • Identify key features and introductory concepts of real-time collaboration and Live Communications Server 2005
  • Install the Enterprise and Standard Editions of LCS with SP1
  • Use the main administration tools for configuring and administering users and servers in Live Communications Server with SP1
  • Detail Office Communicator 2005, including integration and configuration with Microsoft Office 2003, with PBS and with conference calling services
  • Establish IM connectivity with users of public IM services providers
  • Use the tools available to troubleshoot and fix Live Communications Server communication and configuration issues

Prerequisites

  • All delegates should have a working knowledge of:
  • Have a basic understanding of networking concepts and some general networking experience.
  • Have a basic knowledge of real-time collaboration products and technologies.
  • Have some experience of the LCS2003 or LCS 2005 products.

Course Outline

  • Introducing LCS2005 SP1
  • Introducing Real-Time Communications
  • Introducing Live Communications Server
  • Integrating LCS 2005 with Client Applications
  • Identifying LCS 2005 with SP1 Server Roles
  • Reviewing LCS 2005 with SP1 Topologies
  • Identifying LCS 2005 with SP1 Deployment Scenarios

Deploying LCS2005 SP1

  • Preparing Active Directory for a LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition Deployment
  • Preparing the Enterprise Edition Pool
  • Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition
  • Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition

Deploying LCS2005 SP1 Standard Edition

  • Preparing Active Directory for Standard Edition Deployment using the Command Line
  • Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition using the Command Line
  • Deploying LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition in Child Domains

Administering LCS 2005 SP1

  • Administering and Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Enabling Cross-Domain Management of LCS 2005 with SP1

Deploying Microsoft Office Communicator 2005

  • Introducing Office Communicator 2005
  • Describing Usage Scenarios for Office Communicator 2005
  • Integrating with Office 2003
  • Integrating with Telephony Technology

Automating Client Discovery

Configuring Group Policies for Office Communicator 2005

  • Customizing Office Communicator 2005
  • Configuring Communicator Web Access

Installing an Access Proxy Server in LCS2005 SP1

  • Introducing Access Proxy Server Role
  • Identifying Access Proxy Deployment Considerations
  • Deploying an Access Proxy Server on a Perimeter Network
  • Configuring Access Proxy Network Settings

Implementing Remote User Access with LCS2005 SP1

  • Introducing Remote User Access
  • Configuring Remote User Access on Access Proxy
  • Implementing Internal Domain for Remote User Access

Implementing Federation in LCS2005 SP1

  • Introducing Access Proxy with Federation
  • Identifying Federation Models
  • Recommending Federation Deployment Options
  • Configuring Access Proxy with Federation

Implementing Public Cloud Instant Messaging with LCS2005 SP1

  • Introducing Public Instant Messaging Connectivity
  • Identifying Public Instant Messaging Connectivity Deployment Considerations
  • Configuring Access Proxy Server Settings for Public Instant Messaging Connectivity

Securing LCS 2005 SP1

  • Introducing Security Implementation Procedures
  • Identify Security Threats
  • Securing Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 Infrastructure

Configuring Backup and RecoveryProcedures

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