Looking for a supported method to remove orphaned servers from SharePoint 2013 Farm.
Initial process that led to current situation:
- Removed server from farm by using PSConfigGui
Upon navigation to Production Sites, server is still counted as a front-end for 3rd Party Licensing Purposes.
Still populated in Central Admin with Distributed Cache service still tagged on server.
Attempted to remove by clicking on
cachehostinfo is null
Checking ULS Viewer revealed the following error
A failure occurred SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance::UnprovisionInternal()... isGraceFulShutDown 'False' , isGraceFulShutDown, Exception 'System.InvalidOperationException: cacheHostInfo is null at Microsoft.SharePoint.DistributedCaching.Utilities.SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance.UnProvisionInternal(Boolean isGraceFulShutDown)'