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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How to find SharePoint site in IIS?

I have created multiple SharePoint sites in local Sharepoint Server (farm). When I Open the IIS, I am not able to see any WebSite which is created in my sharepoint server. So How can I find the ...
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How to scale out Reporting Services on SharePoint Integrated Mode over NLB

I have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise farm with the following topology :- 2 WFE SERVER (behind NLB 1) 1 APP SERVER (used for Search) 1 APP SERVER (used for other service applications) 1 DB Cluster ...
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How to change SharePoint server that connected to TFS and recreate all TFS sites there

We installed two of them integrated together. Now the last SharePoint server is down and we decide to change the SharePoint server that's connected to TFS. We want to recreate SharePoint TFS Sites? ...
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IIS Anonymous Authentication vs. Sharepoint Farm

I'm developing a little installer for some SharePoint features that contain some web parts and a custom Web Service that's used to communicate with a 3rd party application that reads information from ...
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SQL 2008 r2 architecture for multiple clients(farms)

I am trying to plan out an ideal environment to support 5-10 clients in Sharepoint 2010. I have decided to create a farm for each client but I am not sure how to deploy the SQL server architecture. ...
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share point server name change - all the sites are down

we have installed sharepoint server 2013 on 2008 server machine and configured few sites. and after couple of days the server name has changed. (Eg: servername1 to servername2). So when i go to ...
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Is it really required to enable SharePoint Workflow Timer Service on all application server?

As the title states, may be this is a very basic question. In a SharePoint 2010 farm, the SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is enabled for all servers in the farm by default. However, I ...
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Server farm configuration resources

Since making a shift from front end development/branding to solution development, I have had a lot of tasks that involve at least a beginners understanding of farm configuration and server basics. ...
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Sharepoint Password Compromised

My sharepoint farm user password has been compromised and exposed. I need to change it! is there a simple way to do this? I'm thinking in change the farm user password and then run after whatever ...
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Exception at Audit Custom Report

I've run into following issue when i try to execute Audit Custom Report on one of the site collections. 10/19/2012 09:30:02.03 w3wp.exe (0x211C) 0x12D8 SharePoint Foundation Runtime tkau ...
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Problem with configuring the farm

i have a sharepoint server, when it comes to configuring the farm, sharepoint does not accept my account for the Database Access Account, i get "The username is invalid. The account must be a valid ...
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Problem with setting Farm Account

I am currently trying to setup a farm for my fresh sharepoint installation (before i run the configuration wizard) and set a local account for the farm admin. I ran this cmd using sharepoint ...
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How to avoid SharePoint GUIDs in its database before install

I have a new SharePoint installation to do and i really don't want to have GUIDs in the databases. What do i need to do before install to avoid this. maybe create the databases before installation or ...
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Remove server (that no longer exists) from 2010 farm? [closed]

I had a virtual server we'll call spTest. It had to be rebuilt, so someone renamed it spTst and created a new virtual server they named spTest. Then they deleted spTst. SpTest seems to be working, I ...
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Single server topology

Is it better to install a full copy of sql server and do a farm/complete install, or standalone? The reason i ask is, it seems like express might have a more compact resource footprint, and share the ...
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Two Server Sharepoint Farm Topology

I'm working on creating a product for Sharepoint and have set up a server farm consisting of two machines running Server 2008 R2. I want to set up SQL2008 on one Machine, and SharePoint 2010 on the ...
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ULS and Multiple WFEs

If a farm has multiple WFEs do they have the same ULS logging content replicated across both? Or does each have its own set of logs? Straight forward enough.
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move from standalone installation to a small farm (SharePoint Server 2010)

One of our clients has a sharepoint standalone installation (few web apps with several site collections + user profile service, web analytics, search). They requested to move db to a new server. I'm ...
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Sharepoint Farm - Adding in test servers

I'm currently planning a new SP farm that pretty much works as follows. 2 x WFE servers 3 x Application Servers 2 x SQL servers (Cluster 1 for SP databases and such) 2 x SQL servers (Cluster 2 for ...
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SharePoint 2010 farm dynamic scalling

Is it possible to provide dynamic scaling in sharepoint farm? I mean is it possible to dynamically add/remove WFE VM's when load is increasing and disabling them when it's going down? If it can't be ...
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How to change the database server in SharePoint server 2010?

I have SharePoint Server 2010 installed on Server A (all the roles are on the same machine),and now I need to add a new server B which must be the new database server, so I need to move all the ...
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SharePoint Development Sever Yes\No

My department head is insistent on having a Development and Production Server for our SharePoint sites. After speaking with some other professionals and working with the technology for several months, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...