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    Right near the completion of OCS (2007) Standard I get an error


    [0xC3EC78D6] The Office Communications Server is currently associated with a different pool. Please deactivate before joining to another pool.


    The Only "pools" I know of are in IIS and I can find any association I did have LCS on the System but removed it (I thought Cleanly) before installing OCS

    My searches have borne little fruit to this error
    Thursday, November 8, 2007 5:43 AM

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  • Looks like you have some stuff left in AD

    Did you uninstall properly?




    Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:59 PM
  • Geoff,


    Take a look at my blog entry about renaming a Standard Server: https://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=13


    I go into some details regarding where LCS/OCS related content is stored in AD and where to look for old serve/pool names.  I'd bet you still have LCS Server referenced.


    You can also take a peak at Chapter 3 in the OCS Resource Kit preview for additional details of where to look in the Active Directory Domain and Configuration containers:



    If you aren't already to far along in the installation I might suggest a complete uninstall of OCS, followed by a manual cleanup of everything in AD related to communications server, then start fresh with a standard server install.

    Friday, November 9, 2007 3:05 PM
  • Hi Geoff,

    I know this post is two years old.  Just curious though - did Jeff's article resolve the "pool" issue you were encountering?  I'm up against the same thing, on an LCS 2005 installation that didn't go so well.  I thought I removed it, and installed on another server.  But that one keeps bombing, saying the pool already exists.  And I have no way of deactivating the original server, as LCS was already removed from it.

    I was hoping to completely remove it, from both servers, but apparently the pool (or a reference to it) still exists somewhere.


    Monday, October 19, 2009 3:36 PM