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  • Hi All,
    Hope everyone is doing well.
    I am adding a new WFE server to an existing MOSS 2007 farm. Current farm consists of 1 App server, 2 load balanced WFEs and a SQL cluster as backend. We deployed bunch of .wsps (solution packages) to the farm. Once I add a new WFE to the farm and add it for load balancing, what steps shall I take so that these custom solution works fine? Do i have to retract and redeploy them or the SP products and technologies wizard will take care of the changes?
    Also, we are using the kerberos authentication, so once the server is ready, i am planning to configure steps for kerberos authentication manually before adding the server to NLB. Correct me if i am wrong.
    Any tips and tricks on this particular subject will be a help!
    Regards,

    Friday, November 19, 2010 2:59 PM

Answers

  • Normally everything that live within the SharePoint databases should be copied to the new WFE. check this one http://sharepointnotes.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/adding-an-extra-server-to-an-existing-sharepoint-farm/

    Any changes that you have made to local files must be repeated on the new server.e.g changes in web.config files etc.

     

    hoep this help

    thanks

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Friday, November 19, 2010 3:52 PM
  • Hi

    as mentioned by waqas105, once you join the server to the farm. the web application will be copied over to the new wfe.

    hopefull there is not much of customization of the solution pacakge.

    if there is any files is created manually, then you should make another copy to the new added server as well.

    Another thing to concern is the service account.
    Some companies does practice on the "log on to" policy. (not sure yours)

    Ensure the service account has the new added server in the "log on to " list also, else, you will facing intermittent access denied error.

    Kerberos authentication, sicne there is not delegatio, and kerberos in SP is about SETSPN to FQDN only.

    So, i do not think there is anything else required to be done.

    Regards
    Jason

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:23 AM
  • Hi thedonx,

     

    In addition to waqas105 said above, you can also check the following article, I think it will be helpful and enlightening to you: http://grounding.co.za/blogs/neil/archive/2008/02/06/joining-a-wfe-server-to-a-sharepoint-farm.aspx

     

    Hope this could help you.

     

    Regards.

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:38 AM

All replies

  • Normally everything that live within the SharePoint databases should be copied to the new WFE. check this one http://sharepointnotes.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/adding-an-extra-server-to-an-existing-sharepoint-farm/

    Any changes that you have made to local files must be repeated on the new server.e.g changes in web.config files etc.

     

    hoep this help

    thanks

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Friday, November 19, 2010 3:52 PM
  • Hi

    as mentioned by waqas105, once you join the server to the farm. the web application will be copied over to the new wfe.

    hopefull there is not much of customization of the solution pacakge.

    if there is any files is created manually, then you should make another copy to the new added server as well.

    Another thing to concern is the service account.
    Some companies does practice on the "log on to" policy. (not sure yours)

    Ensure the service account has the new added server in the "log on to " list also, else, you will facing intermittent access denied error.

    Kerberos authentication, sicne there is not delegatio, and kerberos in SP is about SETSPN to FQDN only.

    So, i do not think there is anything else required to be done.

    Regards
    Jason

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:23 AM
  • Hi thedonx,

     

    In addition to waqas105 said above, you can also check the following article, I think it will be helpful and enlightening to you: http://grounding.co.za/blogs/neil/archive/2008/02/06/joining-a-wfe-server-to-a-sharepoint-farm.aspx

     

    Hope this could help you.

     

    Regards.

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:38 AM