how to delete a pool RRS feed

  • Question

  • my colleague had format my server..and when i install OCS for 2nd time..the previous pool still exist in my domain (inside OCs server) how to remove it?any idea?
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:29 PM

All replies

  • Mr. Schertz has an excellent post on renaming an OCS pool which I've used multiple times now to remove a pool. Just be careful, and remove the attributes referencing the deleted server/pool.

    And in the future make sure you deactivate the server and pool before uninstalling.
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:55 PM
  • is it possible...i reinstall new server with the same pool name (existing) and try to uninstall it again properly?
    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:26 AM
  • You can use the same pool name ofsource but make sure your former OCS server is correctly uninstalled. So when you un install you server make sure:


    - the OCS pool is correctly removed (remove the OCS-pool through the UI - OCS Administrative Tools)

    - uninstall OCS from your OCS Std or OCS Ent Edition Server. Add / Remove programs.

    - optional: unprep your OCS domain

    - optional: unprep your OCS forest


    ** Schema can't be unprepped.


    -Joachim Farla


    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 6:45 PM
  • Since that ship has already sailed he can't do any of those things.


    If you haven't already cleaned up the info in AD you could attempt to perform a new install, but I have to recommended my approach, as it's best to cleanup the leftovers and start again.


    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 10:06 PM



    Because of your situation you will get errors when reinstalling and it wont work.




    if you use this link and download the cmd line ref guide (bottom of first list) it has the commands to manually remove everything for a clean start.


    make sure you check the log files if you have any errors removing via cmd line


    OCS 2007 locks its self very tightly to AD


    spend a few hour make sure you get everything


    Hope this helps



    Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:22 AM