Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-06

The file store is used for transactional files as well as a shared location for servers to put data that needs to be accessed by other servers. When moving or removing the file store, you must carefully plan your process to ensure the continued operation of the deployment and to minimize downtime.

To reassign a server to different a file store

  1. Log on to the computer where you want to create a new file share as a member of the computer local Administrators group or equivalent user rights and permissions to create a file share.

  2. Create a new directory and share the directory.

    The default user rights and permissions on the share and the file folder that you want to share must allow read/write permissions to the share and full permissions to the file directory for the user that is running Topology Builder. This is necessary for Topology Builder to provision the share and directory.
    If you create the share and file directory as the local Administrator, the Administrator and the local Administrators group are assigned read/write permissions to the share by default, with the local Administrators group as the owner. Also, the Administrator and local Administrators group are assigned full permissions to the file directory by default.
  3. Log on to the computer where Topology Builder is installed as a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

  4. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

  5. When Topology Builder prompts you to select the source of the Lync Server 2010 topology documents, select Download Topology from existing deployment, and then click OK.

  6. In Save Topology As, type a name for the topology document in File name, and then click Save.

  7. Expand the server that you want to remove and for which you need to move the file store (for example, the Director pool).

  8. Right-click the server, click Edit Properties, and then under Associations do one of the following:

    • To create a new file store, click New. In Define New File Store, type the File Server FQDN and the File Share, and then click OK.

      You are not creating the file share. You are defining it for use in Topology Builder. The file share must be created prior to publishing. When you publish the topology, the discretionary access control list is applied to the share by the publish workflow.
    • To assign to an existing file store, click the store under File share.

  9. Select the server that you want to assign to the new or existing file store, and then click OK.

  10. Publish the topology, check replication status, and then run the Lync Server Deployment Wizard as needed.