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From 2-tier to 3-tier RRS feed

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  • Hello,
    at the moment we're running a 2 tier sharepoint farm with project server installed. The Farms consists of a SQL-Server and an APP-Server. I now want to make this a 3-tier system by addin a web frontend. The web applications and PWA don't use host headers at the moment meaning the URL looks like this at the moment: http://APP-Server:1080/PWA
    What would be the best way to add the web frontend server?
    Thanks and best regards,
    Sven 
    Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:00 AM

Answers

  • Hi SvenMar,

    From your description, you want to add a WFE server into your 2 tier SharePoint Farm.

    Before you install SharePoint on the WFE server, you must identify the services and features that must be configured for the server to meet this role. The fundamental role of a front-end web server is to host web pages, web services, and the Web Parts that are required to process requests from users.

    Then you need to install prerequisite software and the SharePoint software on the WFE server.

    Then add the new server to the farm using SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard or Windows PowerShell.

    For more specific details, you can refer to the link below:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261752.aspx

    Best regards,

    Aaren liu


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    Friday, December 18, 2015 10:48 AM
  • Hello Aaren,

    that's good  information, but not the whole answer. You also have to unextend and reextend each Web Application as described here using a hostheader:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262366.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sven

    • Marked as answer by SvenMar Friday, May 6, 2016 8:06 AM
    Monday, February 1, 2016 1:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi SvenMar,

    From your description, you want to add a WFE server into your 2 tier SharePoint Farm.

    Before you install SharePoint on the WFE server, you must identify the services and features that must be configured for the server to meet this role. The fundamental role of a front-end web server is to host web pages, web services, and the Web Parts that are required to process requests from users.

    Then you need to install prerequisite software and the SharePoint software on the WFE server.

    Then add the new server to the farm using SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard or Windows PowerShell.

    For more specific details, you can refer to the link below:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261752.aspx

    Best regards,

    Aaren liu


    TechNet Community Support
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, December 18, 2015 10:48 AM
  • Hello Aaren,

    that's good  information, but not the whole answer. You also have to unextend and reextend each Web Application as described here using a hostheader:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262366.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sven

    • Marked as answer by SvenMar Friday, May 6, 2016 8:06 AM
    Monday, February 1, 2016 1:30 PM
  • Hi SvenMar,

    Appreciate your update and response. You can also mark your reply as answer so others with similar issue can benefit from it.

    Have a nice day!

    Aaren liu


    TechNet Community Support
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    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 1:14 AM