Uninstall Lync


  • I am trying to remove my single server Lync standard install via the Topology Builder.

    By going in to my site -> Standard Edition Front End Servers -> Delete, i get the error A published pool hosting Central Management Service can not be removed

    I cant remove the server from the topology so cant run the deployment wizard which will remove the role from the server.

    It is a chicken and egg scenario, unless I am doing something wrong.

    Can someone please advise on how to remove Lync in this case.

    Monday, May 20, 2013 2:52 PM


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  • Please review: Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles -
    Monday, May 20, 2013 3:03 PM
  • Hi,

    you simply cannot remove the server which host the CMS. follow the below steps to the word to successfully remove the pool

    Monday, May 20, 2013 3:05 PM
  • Hi am following the steps here

    To confirm, this is a single server standard deployment.

    So far I have done:

    1. Lync Control Panel -> Deleted all the Lync users from Lync -> commit all
    2. Get-CsConferenceDirectory | Remove-CsConferenceDirectory
    3. Get-CsExUmContact -Filter {RegistrarPool -eq "hqslc1.domain.local"} | Remove-CsExUmContact
    4. Get-CsRgsWorkflow -Identity:Service:ApplicationServer:hqslc1.domain.local | Remove-CsRgsWorkflow
    5. Get-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber | where {$_.Pool -eq "hqslc1.domain.local"} | Remove-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber
    6. Get-CsCommonAreaPhone -Filter {RegistrarPool -eq "hqslc1.domain.local"} | Remove-CsCommonAreaPhone
    7. Get-CsCallParkOrbit followed by Remove-CsCallParkOrbit -Identity "Home Park Orbit"
    8. Lync Control panel -> Voice Features -> Unassigned Number, delete, commit all
    9. Lync Control Panel -> Voice Routing > Route -> Edit -> Select all -> Delete -> Commit all

    I cannot remove the SQL or STORE because they are being used. Remove the dependencies before deleting the store. Affected services: Roles 'UsersServices, ApplicationServer, CentralMgmt' on pool 'ffs.mydomain.local'

    After 4 hours I am at a loss at what to do and left feeling very stupid for not following the instructions correctly somewhere along the line

    Monday, May 20, 2013 4:25 PM
  • go through with this thread and Jeff's commentns

    Monday, May 20, 2013 11:17 PM
  • Check the following blog to uninstall the Lync deployment. I succeed uninstalling the Standard Edition Lync edition by the steps in this blog. Note that when you run the command bootstrapper.exe, you need to add the option /scorch otherwise it won’t succeed.

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:08 AM