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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Server Draining

A new and useful feature to Lync Server 2010 is the concept of draining a server when preparing it for maintenance. This enables an administrator to prepare a server for maintenance without immediately affecting users. Existing sessions on the server are ended immediately and users will be transferred to a different server within the pool.

To prepare a server for maintenance, use the following steps:

1. Open the Lync Server Control Panel.

2. Click Topology.

3. Highlight the server to be modified.

4. Click Action and select Prevent new connections for all services.

5. Alternatively, double-click the server to drill down further and manage the individual services.

Note

Preventing new connections is a feature that only works with ...

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