Tagged Questions

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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
2k views

Add Application Server to existing SharePoint farm - production hours

I'm required to add a new application server on an existing production farm where there are hunderds of active users accessing the portal sites currently. My farm toplogy is like this :- 2 WFE 1 ...
0
votes
1answer
520 views

Search Server 2010 Express farm topology problem (Licensing?)

I'm encountering some problems passing from my test farm to my production farm. The problem I'm facing throws this exception: This farm is configured with a topology that is not supported by your ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Moving Sharepoint to New Server

I am running a Sharepoint Server 2010 Stardard on a Windows 2008 R2 server. This server also has SQL Server 2008 R2 installed. I want to move the Sharepoint and SQL to 2 completely new machine. What ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Sharepoint Farm - direct requests as specific servers

We have a Sharepoint Farm with 3 WFE. We have a number of Web Applications on the Sharepoint Farm. Is it possible that for one web application we always redirect all requests to a single WFE? Thanks
1
vote
1answer
378 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
256 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
909 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Move SharePoint to new Domain

I have SharePoint Foundation installed on a domain joined machine. It is a single server install (SharePoint and SQL on the same machine). I need to un-join this machine from the domain and install ...
5
votes
6answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Why use an authoring server *and* a production server

I've been reading the topology document for SharePoint 2010 content deployment and am trying to explain the benefits of a 2-stage (authoring and production) or even 3-stage (authoring, staging, ...
1
vote
1answer
264 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How to set maximum number of logfiles (Sharepoint 2010)?

How can I prevent my sharepoint server from generating mass amounts of logfiles? In the central adminstration I can only configure the maximum size per file + the time to keep them. With the ...
0
votes
2answers
488 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
198 views

How can I avoid “service unavailable”/“recompiling” when deploying solutions

The topic says a lot. I'm looking for a way to avoid that ugly "service unavailable" page when you deploy a solution. Also, I would like some theory on it, as I'm not sure I understand it completely. ...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
281 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
309 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
523 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
8k views

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
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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? ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
239 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
159 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

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?