Deploying search on a specific server


  • Hi,

    I want to deploy search for SP2013 onto a dedicated server (as in a machine just dedicated to the role, not a dedicated/physical server). I have deployed a wfe. Do I just add the search service appl on this service and start the search service (windows/sharepoint) on just this server, to achieve this?


    Monday, December 24, 2012 10:29 AM


  • Hi,

    You start the search service and create a topology of which servers you want to handle search functions and which functions to be hosted on a particular server. Default when creating your SSA, search functions will be hosted on the server which hosts Central Admin. And the topology will be configured as just one server.

    Take a look at TechNet on how to change the topology. Basically you use PowerShell and script up which servers to use in a new topology and activate it.

    Mikael Svenson

    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/MCT/MCPD - If you find an answer useful, please up-vote it.
    Author of Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:14 PM

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