The logical entity environment governed by SharePoint, usually containing several servers in the farm. Use this tag for farm management questions.

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SPAuditEntry MachineName and MachineIP properties

I am using the SharePoint Audit Query to build a custom audit log system. For each hit, I need also the machine name or machine IP. On the object SPAuditEntry there are two MachineName and MachineIP ...
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Multiple farms in a sharepoint server

Can there be multiple farms in a SharePoint server. Currently i'm having one farm in SharePoint and wondering if it is possible to have one more.
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Easiest way to migrate web app to a new farm

Our current farm is corrupt because all of the service applications have configuration issues. Our physical layout is 2 WFE, 2 app, and 2 db servers in a sql cluster. Is it possible to move the ...
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Connect one web app server to wo sharepoint farms

I wonder if it's possible to connect the web app server to developer and testing farm. is it possible and how?
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Best practice for maintaining web.config files with multiple front-end servers

How are people handling the maintenance of the individual web.config files when dealing with multiple SharePoint front-end servers (FES)? Microsoft recommends that you should not update your IIS ...
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Custom form reloads in multiserver load balanced farm

I have my Web Application deployed in 2-3 environments and now it is deployed in production environment but it giving us a problem. Wherever there is modal dialog, it keeps reloading intermittently. ...
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Connecting to server farm. SharePoint 2013

I have 4 VMs ADVM (Active Directory/Domain) SPVM (Sharepoint Server) SQLVM (SQL Server) SPVM2 (New Sharepoint Server that I will connect to my previous farm that I created in SPVM) VMs 2 and 3 is ...
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How to see only one MMS if multiple MMS are in Farm

I have 3 Managed metadata service applications in the Farm with following names: Managed metadata service MMS1 MMS2 When i try to open MMS1 or MMS2, it always opened Managed metadata Service, why ...
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Approach to move multiple virtual machines SharePoint 2010 Farm

The migration requires to move the SharePoint farm to another location (from a country to another). Since all servers are virtual servers, one approach is to copy all virtual machines to the new ...
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Mysites Configuration

I have configured the following service applications a) MMS b) search c) user profile I have created a web application at http://server which is at port 80 and also a team site collection here. do I ...
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What/Where is the SharePoint App server, where to point the DNS

I am trying to setup the SharePoint 2013 farm for apps. We have 2 farms: Test DB Server Test Central Admin Test Front End 1 Test Front End 2 Prod DB Server Prod Central Admin Prod Front End 1 Prod ...
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First SharePoint server in farm is WFE or application?

If we want to set up a SharePoint farm with 2 WFEs, 1 Application and 1 Database server then what we can call to first installed SharePoint server ? As per my understanding first server will be WFE. ...
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Placing SharePoint Farm into DMZ

I am very new at this and wondering exactly what steps I should take in order to place a farm into a DMZ. Any help is appreciated.
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Connecting server to farm using Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase : Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

I am trying to connect a server to a farm using the Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase Cmdlet: PS C:\Users\sp_admin> Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase cmdlet Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase at command ...
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Setting permission on content DB

I have set permission explicitly on a content DB for a user using SQL Management Studio, but after installing SharePoint SP1, the permissions set for users explicitly were deleted. What's the best ...
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Copying the staging farm inside my development environment

We have three SharePoint server professional 2013environments; development, staging +live. Now due to time limitation we did a lot of modifications and testing to our staging server directly without ...
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The trial period for this product has expired

I recently got my hands on a SharePoint 2007 single server farm. The exact version number is 12.0.0.6545. This farm has been running for many years. The Convert License Type page says Office ...
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SharePoint 2013 - This operation can be performed only on a computer that is joined to a server farm

This error appears frequently and sometime disappears after refresh This operation can be performed only on a computer that is joined to a server farm by users who have permissions in SQL Server ...
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The term 'Get-SPBackupCatalog' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name

i am trying to run the following script using windows power shell ISE:- Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell $cat = Get-SPBackupCatalog \\T01\Back Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\T01\Back ...
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Unable to perform A full Farm Backup

I have SharePoint 2013 server, containing one web application and three site collections. I want to perform my first full farm backup, so I wrote the following command inside SharePoint PowerShell: ...
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Connect to Remote SharePoint Farm with C#

I have a SharePoint Farm with 25 servers. I was asked to build a new server out of the SharePoint to pull the information from SharePoint Farm and store in SQL Server in different server outside of ...
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Must each content database in the farm have a unique name?

I'm wondering if a specific content database in the farm can always be identified by only its name? For example, if my farm consists of multiple SQL Server instances, must each content database in ...
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SharePoint configuration wizard will raise Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown

I have SharePoint 2013 server , but when i run the product configuration wizard, it raised the following error "Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was ...
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what does the following Farm build version relate to (15 0 4641 1000)

I have SharePoint server 2013 installed inside windows server 2008 r2. and i have updated the SharePoint server 2013 using windows update to use the latest CU. so the final CU which i have installed ...
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Farm Solution Vs Sandbox solution [duplicate]

Is there anyone here can explain for me, which is better to use, and why?. In my opinion Sandbox solution is using for site collection and farm solution using for the all web application. Is that ...
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Interests of having 2 SP2013 server

I'm currently working with 3 servers in dev env. The objective is to replace the current all-in-one SP server. This is what I planned : One for SQL Database (because SQL uses a lot of RAM) One for ...
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Server services on a farm

I have installed a SharePoint farm *SP2013 Windows 2012 R2. I have 2 servers, 1 front end and 1 web application. The database is located in another server. I was thinking about what services should be ...
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2 SharePoint 2013 servers in a farm

I will have 2 SP servers in 1 farm and the customer asked that the servers be on the NLB. I installed the services and web app on the 1st server and the question is: Should I install the same ...
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Restore farm backup and rename databases?

I'm using the Backup-SPFarm PowerShell cmdlet to backup our SP 2010 Server farm and all of its associated databases. We want to test our restore process, and I'm wondering if it's possible to restore ...
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Adding a farm solution to my home page have affected all the pages inside my library

I have created the following farm solution, to enable navigating the term store :- protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e) { var request = HttpContext.Current.Request; ...
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What exactly is a SharePoint Farm?

I know this seems like a trivial question and I have seen various explanations provided on the web, but they mostly seem pretty vague, so I would appreciate if someone could clear a couple of things ...
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Steps to change SP_Farm account in SharePoint 2010?

In one of the SharePoint 2010 environment, sp_Farm account is responsible for the below services and we would like to change the password of the account. Farm Account Microsoft SharePoint Foundation ...
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Sharepoint 2010 on a Sharepoint 2013 farm? Beneficial?

Here is an article that shows how to present SharePoint 2010 on a SharePoint 2013 farm: http://nikpatel.net/2012/10/13/understanding-sharepoint-2010-experience-in-sharepoint-2013/ If I do the process ...
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Trying to attach to Farm but for Passphrase SharePoint 2010

My Front End Server Crashed for one of my SharePoint 2010 (Version 14.0.4762.1000) Farms. I restored the Farm via my backup system. However, I am unsuccessful trying to connect to the original Farm ...
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Not able to deploy custom web template at farm scope

I have developed a custom Web Template based on "BDR#0" in SP 2013. It works perfect and I can deploy it using Site scope feature. The web template is developed by adding a Module in VS 2012 which ...
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storing persistant data at farm level for a timer job

Ive created a timer job and a application page so i can set some custom values that the timer job uses. Im currently storing the values in the farm.properties hastable so that the timer job can ...
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Backup-SPFarm hangs silently on MOSS 2013

I have a 3-server SharePoint 2013 farm (db, app, web) set up and working enough to put in some demo content, and am trying to configure backups. I've successfully backed up using Central Admin but I'm ...
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web analytics web service and data processing service in farm

I have 4 wfe and 2 app servers in my farm. There is only one publishing portal on this farm. I provisioned the web analytics service application through central admin. Now i want to start the "Web ...
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Using a development farm or standalone for developing against SP2010 Standard and Enterprise features?

When doing development for SharePoint 2010 Standard and Enterprise features, should we use a farm or a standalone setup? Please note that a similar question was asked ,but this aspect was not taken ...
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Farm Based Custom Timer Job Feature

I am trying to create a custom timer job where feature is farm scoped and will run on a farm level, I am not able to find any decent tutorial that tells how to create a farm based custom timer job ...
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Cross Farm Service Applications - Need a reference sheet or table

This is more of a lazy question I assume :) , but I get lost at times when trying to come up with a SharePoint 2010 solution to a particular business requirement essentially when it involves working ...