Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-12

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Front End Server cannot exist as a stand-alone computer. It must be defined as a Front End pool, even if there is only a single computer in the pool.

This topic guides you through the process of removing an individual Front End Server from an existing Front End pool. If the Front End Server is the last server in the pool or if you are removing the pool completely, see Remove Front End Pool or Standard Edition Server. There is no need to remove the individual Front End Servers before you remove the Front End pool. When you remove the pool, you remove each Front End Server.

To remove a Front End Server from a pool

  1. Log on to the computer where Topology Builder is installed as a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

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

  3. Expand Enterprise Edition Front End pools, expand the Front End pool with the Front End Server that you want to remove, right-click the Front End Server that you want to remove, and then click Delete.

    If you accidentally delete the wrong object and you have not published the topology yet, right-click the Lync Server 2010 node, click Download Topology, and then click Yes in Confirm Download Topology.