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Microsoft Servers on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Deployment Steps

The AWS CloudFormation template provided with this Quick Start bootstraps the AWS infrastructure and automates the deployment of Microsoft servers on the AWS cloud. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this section to set up your AWS account, customize the template, and deploy the software into your account. The deployment procedure consists of the following steps. For detailed instructions, follow the links for each step.

  • Step 1. Prepare an AWS account

    • Sign up for an AWS account, if you don't already have one.

    • Choose the region where you want to deploy the stack on AWS.

    • Create a key pair in the region.

    • Review account limits for Amazon EC2 instances and request a limit increase, if needed.

  • Step 2. Launch the Quick Start

    • Launch the AWS CloudFormation template into your AWS account.

    • Enter values for required parameters.

    • Review the other template parameters, and customize their values if necessary.

  • Step 3. Post-deployment tasks

    • Add users to Active Directory.

    • Enable those users for Exchange in Exchange Administration Center.

    • Enable those users for Lync in Lync Server Control Panel.

    • Test for high availability and automatic failover, and set up one or two enterprise templates in SharePoint.