Adding a WFE that was once in the Farm: Outdated solutions? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to track down why this WFE isn't behaving the same as the others.  I'm guessing there is a file that is either missing or outdated living on that WFE.

    My hypothetical scenario is:

    • WFE1 and WFE2 were in the farm and solution V1 was deployed.
    • WFE2 is remove
    • Solution is updated to V2
    • WFE2 is readded to farm

    What would be the status of the dll's and JS files on WFE2?


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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:48 AM "Follow-up questions removed. Ask them in a new thread with a new title.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:18 PM

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  • Bumpity bump.  I dont think the scenario is our case.  But I'm curious about how to detect differences between WFE's.



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    • Edited by SPgooroo Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:49 PM
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:03 PM
  • Hi, I am assuming that you are installing/upgrading solutions via WSPs. If yes, then if a solution is uploaded/upgraded and another WFE added to the farm, SharePoint will ensure that the newly added server has the latest solutions and all the required assemblies.
    If you doing a manual install (copy assemblies into gac and fetaure files), then you will have to repeat the process on the new server as well.

    The other difference might be the Service Packs / Cumulative Updates applied on all the servers on the farm. This install has to be completed on all the servers. thus if you add a new server to the farm and it does not have all the updates applied to the rest of the farm, please install the missing updates.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:27 PM
  • In the case of manual copy of assemblies/web.config/other config files: what is the best way to detect differences in files and file contents?  Is there any automated solution?
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    Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:14 PM
  • Hi,

    You can use Beyond Compare tool to compare the same. 

    It will show you the exact difference.

    You will get that here:


    I hope this will help you out.

    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Thursday, February 2, 2012 1:51 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by SPgooroo Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:07 PM
    Friday, January 27, 2012 4:20 AM