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  • I have two IM servers running, Lync 2010 and Skype 2015.  All users are on Lync 2010 with the exception of one user account on 2015.  The front end service will not start on 2015 because the cert has expired and I am unable to renew it.  The reason for removing 2015 is we decided to go with 2019 as deployment will be much easier.  My plan is to remove 2015 and add 2019 then migrate users to 2019 once it is stood up.  My problem is removing 2015, how do i do that and leave 2010 intact? can I remove 2015 even thought the front end service will not start?
    Monday, April 27, 2020 6:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi no_its_not,

    You can remove Skype for Business in your environment without worry about Lync server 2010.

    Complete the following steps in PowerShell running in administrator mode.

    1. Disable Lync users in the pool.
    2. Remove the configured conferences in the pool.
    3. Remove authorized applications to communicate with the pool.
    4. Remove the votes attached to the pool configurations.
    5. Delete the voice components attached to the pool.
    6. Remove the EDGE server.
    7. Remove the environment.
    8. Remove the database.
    9. Reverse Domain Preparation.
    10. Invert the preparation of the forest.

    For more details, please refer to uninstall Lync server 2013. This article also applies to Skype for Business server 2015.


    Best Regards,
    Sharon Zhao


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    • Marked as answer by no_its_not Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:30 PM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:39 AM
  • Hi no_its_not,

    You’re right. If no other server is installed on the VM, you can delete it.

    Best Regards,
    Sharon Zhao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi no_its_not,

    You can remove Skype for Business in your environment without worry about Lync server 2010.

    Complete the following steps in PowerShell running in administrator mode.

    1. Disable Lync users in the pool.
    2. Remove the configured conferences in the pool.
    3. Remove authorized applications to communicate with the pool.
    4. Remove the votes attached to the pool configurations.
    5. Delete the voice components attached to the pool.
    6. Remove the EDGE server.
    7. Remove the environment.
    8. Remove the database.
    9. Reverse Domain Preparation.
    10. Invert the preparation of the forest.

    For more details, please refer to uninstall Lync server 2013. This article also applies to Skype for Business server 2015.


    Best Regards,
    Sharon Zhao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by no_its_not Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:30 PM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:39 AM
  • what does running bootstrapper /scorch do? 
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:43 PM
  • Hi no_its_not,

    The bootstrapper /scorch command is to remove the final references and files from the decommissioned front-end server.

    Best Regards,
    Sharon Zhao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:39 AM
  • The command will not remove any other pools? The host is a VM, after removing the pool and updating the topology can I jut delete the VM if it is not needed anymore?

    Sorry but the switch /scorch kind of freaks me out.  :)


    • Edited by no_its_not Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:19 PM
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Hi no_its_not,

    You’re right. If no other server is installed on the VM, you can delete it.

    Best Regards,
    Sharon Zhao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:58 AM
  • thank you
    Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:30 PM