Collaboration Services 3.8 - Deployment Guide

About this document About Collaboration Services Architecture and functionality Before you begin Platform considerations Pre-Installation planning Prepare for use Collaboration Services upgrade Installation checklists Re-Installing Collaboration Services Troubleshooting

HQ forest installation

The first step in Collaboration Services deployment is to set up the HQ forest.

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Using the setup account, log on to the computer where you want to install Collaboration Services and run the Quest Collaboration Services Installation Wizard.
Alternatively, you can run the installation from the command line using the runas command with the appropriate parameters.
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On the Welcome screen, click Next.
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Specify the credentials for the service account to be used to start the Collaboration Services service. Click Test to check whether the specified account has a valid mailbox, and click Next.
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Click Next.
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Enter the email address of the recipient in the Send notifications to box (or click Browse to select it), and click Next.
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On the Public Key page, configure the HQ Public Key by specifying a file name and location where the HQ public key file should be saved, and supply a password to protect the file. Click Next.
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Click Next and wait while the wizard completes the installation of Collaboration Services to the HQ forest.
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Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Branch forest installation

Once the HQ forest has been deployed, one instance of Collaboration Services should be installed in each branch forest.

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On the Welcome screen, click Next.
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Specify the credentials for the service account to be used to start the Collaboration Services service. Click Test to check whether the specified account has a valid mailbox, and click Next.
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Click Next.
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Enter the email address of the recipient in the Send notifications to box (or click Browse to select it), and click Next.
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On the Public Key page, click Browse to specify the HQ forest public key file location and provide the password for this file. Click Next.
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Click Next and wait while the wizard completes the installation of Collaboration Services to the branch forest.
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Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Using the ACS Users and ACS Administrators groups

When Collaboration Services is installed on a server, two local groups are automatically created:

Use these groups to restrict access to Collaboration Services configuration and make the statistics information available to appropriate people in your organization.

Test local access

Select Start | Programs | Quest Software |Collaboration Services.
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