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Extending sharepoint Farm

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  • Hi,

    I am trying to scale out sharepoint farm which has currently 1 Server working as both WFE and APP server and one database. I need to add 1 more WFE server and 2 more app server in current farm. Here are some questions i have been wondering about:

    - When you turn on services in new app server and turn them off frm existing WFE+APP server , will all the service applications, unattended account settings, crawl rules, user profile sync setting  and everything automatically be transferred to new App server or do we have to configure it from scratch again.

    - IF the services above dont get transffered automatically in that case an I make my existing WFE+ APP server my new app server and make the additional servers the WFE by simply switching services like foundation web app service off in current app server so that i can preserve all my services and account settings.

    Every document i have gone through has added app server in the tier by turning current WFE + APP server to WFE only but none of them have added WFE server and turning WFE+APP server to App only.

    Sunday, January 06, 2013 5:37 PM

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  • Yes, the settings are stored in the Configuration database and/or the Service Application's databases, which are of course not lost.

    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by New-SPAdmin Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:12 PM
    Sunday, January 06, 2013 6:01 PM
  • Thank you. What about user profile service? Do i need to configure that again? Its going to be a painful process if user profile service has to be reconfigured again.
    Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:14 PM
  • You need to just start the UPSS on your new App Server.  The sync settings, audiences, MySite configuration, etc. will stay.

    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by New-SPAdmin Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:31 PM
    Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:15 PM