Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles
Topic Last Modified: 2012-01-24
To maintain any system, you need to modify the deployment over time. An important part of maintenance is the retiring or decommissioning of existing components that you replace with different or newer components.
The guidance in these topics assume a pure Microsoft Lync Server 2010 environment. Except where explicitly noted, the procedures in the following topics are not tested to work when moving from a Lync Server 2010 back to Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or earlier.
There are two main sections in the “Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles” documentation. The first section, Removing Servers and Server Roles, includes the procedures you need to perform to remove specific servers or server roles. For example, removing an A/V Conferencing pool or a Front End pool. The second section, Decommissioning a Deployment, provides step-by-step guidance for removing a complete Lync Server 2010 deployment. For example, removing a deployment from a test lab as part of a move to a Production system, or as part of a redesign of the current Lync Server 2010 deployment prior to deploying the new design.
In This Section
The procedures in the "Decommissioning a Deployment" section cover removing a deployment, including removing the central site, removing associated branch sites, and removing the Central Management store hosted by a Front End pool or Front End Server. These procedures may require you to refer to the topics in Removing Servers and Server Roles too.