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A Quick Guide to Server Draining in Lync Server 2010

Server draining was a new feature introduced in Lync Server 2010 that allows administrators to gracefully take a server offline for maintenance. What this means is that it ensures that existing client connections to/through the server are allowed to continue, but all new connections are refused. Once the server is completely “drained” of connections, the services are stopped and the administrator can then patch, restart or reconfigure the server without impacting users. Continue reading