IT professionals who have been testing the lates Lync Server 2010, now has another Microsoft help document at their disposal. The Redmond company has published a free guidance designed to those IT pros testing Lync Server 2010 to help them uninstall the unified communications solution as well as remove any associated server roles.
According to Microsoft the "Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles" documentation is designed to guide admins through the complex process of uninstalling Lync 2010 as a part of an organization's maintenance tasks.
"To maintain any system, you need to modify the deployment over time. An important part of maintenance is the retiring or decommissioning of existing components that you replace with different or newer components. "Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles" includes procedures for removing server roles and decommissioning a deployment," the software company states.
There are two main sections in the "Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles" documentation.
"The first section, "Removing Servers and Server Roles," includes the procedures you need to perform to remove specific servers or server roles. For example, removing an A/V Conferencing pool or a Front End pool."
"The second section, "Decommissioning a Deployment," provides step-by-step guidance for removing a complete Lync Server 2010 deployment. For example, removing a deployment from a test lab as part of a move to a Production system, or as part of a redesign of the current Lync Server 2010 deployment prior to deploying the new design," Microsoft added.
You can download free "Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles" guidance here.