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Office Communications Server 2007 supports various server roles including:

  • Standard Edition

  • Enterprise Edition

  • Access Edge

  • Web Conferencing Edge

  • Audio/Visual Conferencing Edge

  • Communicator Web Access

  • Enterprise pool Front End

  • Enterprise Edition Back-End Database

  • Archiving service

  • Director

  • Forwarding Proxy

Third-party applications can be deployed on any or all of these server types, depending on desired functionality. Understanding how each new server role functions is essential to both application design and deployment.