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Add or remove a Front End Server in Skype for Business Server 2015

Skype for Business Server 2015

Topic Last Modified: 2016-03-28

Summary: Learn how to add or remove Front End Servers in Skype for Business Server.

When you add a Front End Server to a pool, or remove a Front End Server from a pool, you then need to restart the pool. To prevent any interruption of service to users, use the following procedure when adding or removing a Front End Server.

If you're adding new servers to the pool, update your new pool servers to be at the same Cumulative Update level as the existing servers in the Pool.

  1. If you are removing any Front End Servers, first stop new connections to those servers. To do so, you can use the following cmdlet:

    Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful
  2. Open Topology Builder, and add or remove the necessary servers.

  3. Publish the topology.

  4. If you have changed the number of servers in your Front End pool in any of the following ways, then reset the pool with by typing the following cmdlet: Reset-CsPoolRegistrarState -ResetType FullReset -PoolFqdn

    Reset-CsPoolRegistrarState -ResetType FullReset -PoolFqdn  <PoolFQDN>
    • 2 to any

    • Any to 2

    • 3 to any

    • Any to 3

  5. Restart the pool by typing the following cmdlet

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