Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-03

One of the ways you can prepare your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 environment for maintenance tasks is by preventing new connections to either servers in a pool or individual Lync Server 2010 services that are running. For example, if you anticipate server restarts as part of the maintenance process and want to minimize the disruption of service to users, you can prevent new connections to the server that you plan to take offline prior to beginning maintenance. By setting the state of the Lync Server 2010 Windows service from "Started" to "Paused", active connections remain connected, while no new connections are accepted. When all existing sessions have ended, the server is ready to be taken offline.

To prevent new connections to Lync Server 2010:

  1. Log on to the local computer as a member of the Administrators group.

  2. Open the Services snap-in console: Click Start, point to All Programs,point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  3. In the list, double-click the Lync Server Windows service to which you want to prevent new connections.

  4. In the Properties dialog box, under Service status: Started, click Pause.

  5. Optionally, but recommended, next to Startup type, click Manual.

    When you set a server to prevent new connections, and then restart the server, by default the server will immediately begin accepting new connections after it starts. To prevent this, set the server to only pause and resume manually, before you restart the server.
  6. When you are finished, click OK.

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