Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Edition supports large enterprise pools which provides high availability, scalability and resiliency. Enterprise edition supports scalable front end pools which can be extended up to 12 front end servers per pool while you need minimum 3 front end servers to setup enterprise edition front end pool. Mediation Server can be collocated with front end pools while rest of the server roles can be deployed either as a standalone server or as a pool.
In this post, I’ll collect all the information which is required to deploy an enterprise edition pool. For step by step Standard Edition deployment click here
Before starting the deployment process please make sure infra is ready and you have designed your Skype for Business solution properly as per your business requirements. Below image represents a design example for generic Skype for Business deployment.
Common Prerequisites for Skype for Business Server: Download and keep the things ready for deployment.
Download Windows hotfix
Windows features prerequisite (Windows Server Installation Media is mounted as D: in my steup)
Front End Server:
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Server-Media-Foundation, BITS -Source D:\sources\sxs
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45 -Source D:\sources\sxs
Persistent Chat Server:
Add-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, MSMQ –Source D:\Sources\SxS\
The sequence and step by step deployment links are given below:
Deploy Office Web Apps Server
Configure SQL Server (if using SQL mirror for Back End databases)
Prepare standalone file store or configure DFS
Deploy Skype for Business Front End Pool (Part I, II and III)
Deploy Skype for Business Server Mediation Pool (Part I and II)
Deploy Skype for Business Server Persistent Chat Pool (Part I and II)
Deploy Skype for Business Server VIS Pool
Deploy Skype for Business Server Edge Pool
Deploy Reverse Proxy for Skype for Business Server