I have removed a server (Database server) from a SharePoint 2007 farm. However the server still displays in the "Farm Topology" list.

Is there a way to remove the server to correct the Farm Topology list?


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    How did you remove it? (may be a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyway) Have you tried to remove it from the "servers in farm screen" in Central Administration? Dec 31, 2012 at 0:02
  • I removed the content database from the web application (in central admin). Awesome, missed the Remove Server link. :D
    – Russell
    Dec 31, 2012 at 0:34
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    Also found you can use SPServer.Delete() in PowerShell to do this.
    – Russell
    Dec 31, 2012 at 0:34

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Even though you literally answered your question yourself but I would say get your desired server using Get-SPServer method and then delete it using SPServer.Delete method of SPServer class.

However this blog is not recommending above solution as it can cause damages as expained,

If anybody is ever planning on Uninstalling/Removing a server from a SharePoint 2007 Farm, do not go to “Servers in a farm” and click “Remove Server” or directly uninstall SharePoint 2007 on the server through Control Panel. This will cause failures in timer job status and will cause some problems down the road. The best way to Uninstall or Remove a server is as follows

  1. Log on to the server you want to remove or uninstall from the farm,

  2. Run the SharePoint Products and Technology Configuration Wizard,

  3. Select “Disconnect from Farm” and click on next,

  4. Click OK to continue the wizard,

  5. The wizard will take you through the steps and you should be see the “Successful Message”,

Now you can uninstall SharePoint 2007 and the server disconnected from the Farm.

Taken from Removing or Uninstalling server from topology

Hope it helps.

  • Thanks, as I mentioned it is a Database server (so SharePoint is not installed on the server) which was previously hosting content databases. Thanks for the extra info. :)
    – Russell
    Jan 1, 2013 at 22:26

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