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Unity 3.1.x / 4.0 Server Provisioning

In dealings with TAC, and in various documents, having unsupported

applications on a Unity server typically results in a "unsupported"

configuration. My question is the use of Windows 2000 features

that a dedicated Unity server would normally not perform; and will

that use result in a "unsupported" configuration. For the context of

this question, we can assume that the "universal" server is one of

the more powerful platforms on the Unity HCL list.

If a client wanted to provision a "universal" server that was placed in a

branch that was responsable as the domain controller / global catalog,

DNS, MSDE, Backup, Antivirus, Exchange 2000, and Unity messaging

(up to 16 ports), as well as the general file and print server for that

branch (up to 200 users - up to 50GB storage), would this remain a

supported configuration?

Is it a best practice to seperate these uses on different servers or

can a "universal" server be provisioned?

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Re: Unity 3.1.x / 4.0 Server Provisioning

Yes, that would be an unsupported configuration. If you are going to provide unified messaging, Exchange, AD, DNS, file and print services should not be installed on the Unity server.

Cisco doesn't care how you deploy these services as long as you follow the Mircosoft support guidelines.


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Re: Unity 3.1.x / 4.0 Server Provisioning


Thanks for the reply.

I have been asked to verify that my interpretation of your answer is


Specifically, that file and print services for the general user community

should not be collocated on a production Unity server.

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Re: Unity 3.1.x / 4.0 Server Provisioning

We cleaned up the supported configuration for Unity 4.0 to promote successful deployments. In 4.0 you cannot have Exchange or AD installed on the Unity server in unified messaging deployments. Print and print services are totally out of the question. :-)


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