Lync 2013 and Skype for Business OnPrem - Moving CMS

Posted on 2016-08-08
Last Modified: 2016-08-12
I have Lync 2013 and have collated Skype for Business in a different Pool. However, we are wanting to decommission Lync 2013 at another site but I need to move the original CMS located on a SQL server in the Lync 2013 Pool before I can decommission it. We have another SQL instance install as part of the SfB pool hosting archive data. My question is since both SQL DB's contain xds databases, would moving the CMS of the Lync 2013 install corrupt the xds db of the SfB Pool?

Thank you!
Question by:K Anthony O365
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by:K Anthony O365
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After running Move-CsManagementServer  -Whatif  command I get the error   "Cannot move Central Management Server. The new Central Management Store located at is not accessible."

I was trying to move the CMS from to

Any thoughts?
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Mohammed Hamada earned 500 total points
ID: 41749967
You haven't followed the Migration documentation by MS? You should be able to move the CMS from SKype for business Front end server.

The cmdlet Move-CsManagementServer should move the CMS to the new SfB FE server .. but you should run it on the SfB FE Server not Lync.

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by:K Anthony O365
K Anthony O365 earned 0 total points
ID: 41753821
Yes, I did follow the MS documentation. However, in preparing SQL for the move, I ran across issues. However, our DB admin helped me resolve that issue and all went well.


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by:K Anthony O365
ID: 41753830
Yes, I did follow the MS documentation. However, in preparing SQL for the move, I ran across issues. However, our DB admin helped me resolve that issue and all went well.


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