Removal of a Citrix Server

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2009-07-29

I have 3 Citrix server, A, B and C. A is the license server and W2K DC.
I would like to format B because the OS is in bad shape, and later shutdown A for good.

My questions:
1. Can I remove B from the Citrix server farm by just uninstalling Citrix?
2. Would it be ok to name B with the same name when I rejoin it to the server farm after the rebuild?
3. Anyone know how to transfer the license from A to B?
4. Any other thing that I should be aware of?

Question by:silterra
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    Accepted Solution

    There is one important piece of info we need in order to answer this:  Where is the datastore located?

    If you are using the default Microsoft Access database it will be located in this folder of the server: C:\Program Files\Citrix\Independent Management Architecture\mf20.mdb.  So just find which server has that file and that is your datastore.

    If server B does NOT contain your datastore then:

    1. Yes - Just uninstall the citrix software.
    2. Yes - if you get an error when trying to use the same name just delete that computer account from Active Directory first.
    3. You can't directly transfer license files because the server name is embedded in the license files.  You will have to re-download the license files from the website and put onto server B in order to do this.
    4. Other things to think about - the location of the datastore like I mentioned above... also which server is your Microsoft Terminal Server license server?  You need the MS licenses as well as the Citrix license server in order for your citrix farm to continue to operate.

    If you need any more explanation on anything just let me know.

    Author Comment

    Thanks mgcIT..

    "A" contains the mf20.mdb file, Terminal Server license server and the only AD DC of that domain.
    "B" is a member server.

    Therefore I will have to remove "B" from Citrix farm, reinstall the OS+Citrix and move everything in "A" to "B".

    Appreciate your advice...thanks

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