SharePoint webservice on a webfarm RRS feed

  • Question

  • SharePoint webservice when hosted on a front-end SharePoint server farm works; but doesnt work on a back-end SharePoint server in the same farm.  I would like to know why does it not work on a back-end SharePoint farm server.

    Let me explain in detail:

    1) I have a farm that comprises of two front-end and two back-end SharePoint servers.  There is one back-end MS SQL server database that is used by the SharePoint farm.

    2) Created a webservice following the instructions in http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms464040.aspx# and accessed the service through the MySite url.

    3) The farm has the main portal and MySite hosted in same port number but the host header is defined in MySite for differentiating and defined in DNS appropriately.

    4) When deployed in both the front end SharePoint servers, it worked.  But when deployed the webservice in the back-end servers, it was not getting accessed. There was no error generated from SharePoint through IIS responded with a 404.

    Please help me in understanding this better!  Any pointers are appreciated.
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:52 PM