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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Server Draining

A useful feature in Lync Server 2013 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 are transferred to a different server within the pool.

To prepare a server for maintenance, follow these 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 DNS load balancing ...

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