A server farm or server cluster is a collection of computer servers usually maintained by an enterprise to accomplish server needs far beyond the capability of one machine.

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Sharepoint 2010 Farm plan

I have a task where I have to propose a farm layout for new project. There will be about 70000 users, and no more than 100 site collections. I estimated requests per second value on 4,66. There will ...
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Can I use SharePoint Farm backups in differential mode at the same time as using DPM using differential snapshots to backup the content databases?

Using SharePoint 2010. My question is in the title. I have a SharePoint farm that I am using the SharePoint Farm backup to backup the entire farm each Saturday, and a differential backup every other ...
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Removal of WFE from a SharePoint Farm and its impact on deployed solutions

I have a production farm with 2 WFE and 1 Central Admin and 1 Database Server. I have a requirement where I need to remove the WFE from the farm. I'm clear on the process on how to go about removing ...
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SharePoint 2010 deployment scenario for Intranet + HR records

We are planning on using SharePoint 2010 to host our Intranet and want to use it as an electronic document management system for personnel records too. What deployment scenario would be best for us? ...
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how can we check the current SharePoint Installation type?

how can we check the installation type of a SharePoint server if it's Farm or Standalone /Foundation or MOSS
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How many servers with what kind of hardware do I need?

I work for a small contracting company, and we typically work inside existing farms with existing IT infrastructure to do high level overhauls of bad SharePoint work. We've been hired to build an ...
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Using a development farm or standalone?

When doing development for SharePoint 2010, should we use a farm or a standalone setup? One difference is that the farm uses the full SQL Server while standalone employs a local SQL Express db. Our ...
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SharePoint 2010 new server farm with shared SQL Server

Here is the situation I'm planning an upgrade from MOSS 2007 to MOSS 2010. My goal is to provision the minimum amount of new hardware. My Thought was to just setup new WFE's and re-use the existing ...
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Reconfigure Central Admin Configuration in MOSS 2007

We currently are looking to build out a single farm MOSS 2007 instance. We took an image of the production instance, along with SQL server, and built the dev instance off of this. The issue is this ...
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Least Privilege Service Accounts - confusion

I'm confused about least privilege accounts during sharepoint 2010 farm setup. I found an article describing this approach here, where author says: Specifically, SP_Farm must be in the local ...
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Newsfeed remains empty

I am having a problem provisioning users newsfeeds with actual news. I have followed Harbars guide to create the user profile server application. Also i have created the user profile Syncronisation ...
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Removing a Web Front-End server from Farm (Load Balancing)

I am currently working on a project where we have developed a portal on SharePoint. Currently we have two servers which is using Load Balancing. We're experiencing a lot of difficulties connected to ...
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What is a safe way to reconnect a server from another farm to the network?

I have VMWare image clone of our virtual Sharepoint web frontend. All the connections are the same (same farm basically), same exchange server, same sql server. I am afraid to connect this box to the ...
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Storing farm level data for a web component

I've built a SharePoint user control (not a web part) and am deploying it via Solutions, Features, etc. It's a commercial component and I want to be able to store license information once it's ...
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adding a new server to the farm and run an existing Service Application on it

Event though my question is somewhat development-related, I believe it's more of an IT Pro question, so please keep reading if you're not a developer! I am developing a custom Service Application. I ...
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Sharepoint Adding a new web front-end

I'm asking the question to avoid disaster for when I actually do the work. I'm planning to Add a new SP 2010 Web front end to my farm and decomission the old one. My question is basically the ...
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SharePoint audit

What's the best approach for auditing a MOSS 2007 farm and ensuring it's correctly configured, which service accounts are in use.
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Can the Top-Level-Site be recovered or does it need to be re-created?

Yesterday I was working on a project and thought I was within that specific site when I wanted to delete it, but accidently deleted the main site of the Farm. Today I went into SPD and found that ...
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SharePoint Server Farm HDD

SharePoint servers require a 80gb HDD System drive per server per technet. How flexible is that requirment? What are other peoples experience with configuring farm server's hard drives? ...
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SharePoint 2010 Farm Shutdown Procedure

What is the recommended procedure for shutting down a SharePoint 2010 Farm? In other words, after I have quiesced the farm, what additional steps do I need to take to ensure that there is NO ...
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Access denied when trying to add front end to server farm. Why?

I'm trying to add another front end server to my wss server farm. For some reason, the 'SP product and technologies configuration wizard' is failing at step 2 - throwing an access denied error. In my ...
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SPS2010 Server Farm installation without DC/AD

My HOST PC is Windows 7 and using VirtualBox I have setup a Virtual Machine having: Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise (Standalone - there is no AD/DC) SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SharePoint 2010 ...
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Combining Windows 2003 and 2008 servers in a SP Farm

We have a SharePoint server farm that has both Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers as front end. Has anyone else tried this configuration? Is it supported?