Publishing Lync Topology fails when removing a FE Server

You may see this error on occasions when trying to remove a Standard or Enterprise FE pool sever.

Error: An error occurred: “System.InvalidOperationException” “Cannot publish topology changes. Conferences still exist on one or more deleted services.”

Open the lync powershell and run:

get-csconferencedirectory

From there you will see all conference directories listed, take note of the directories listed under the server you are trying to remove

Then run remove-csconferencedirectory -identity number

number=two digit identity listed in the get-csconferencedirectory command

Now retart the lync services or reboot the server and try to publish the topology again.

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