Remove a server from the server farm (Windows SharePoint Services)
Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Typically, you remove a server from the server farm by uninstalling the server that is on the host. However, if a server appears to be part of the farm but the server is no longer available or uninstalling the server on the host is not possible, you can remove the server from the farm by using Central Administration tools.
On the top navigation bar, click Operations.
On the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Servers in farm.
On the Servers in Farm page, in the Remove Server column that is in the list of servers in the farm, click Remove Server for the server that you want to remove from the farm.
In the message box that asks whether you want to proceed with the removal, click OK.