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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What roles can't site collection administrators do that farm administrators can?

Trying to clearly distinguish what the roles that Farm Administrators, Site Collection Administrators and also Site Collection Owners each have. Moreover what roles can't site collection ...
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Planning for SPNs - what SPNs would I need?

I'm planning to set-up Kerberos in SharePoint 2013, but I'm unsure about the amount of SPNs I need. The farm I want to install is 3-tier: Server02: AD and KDC Server06: MSSQL Database Server ...
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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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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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Copying SharePoint 2010 farm to a different server

I am creating a replica server of my current SharePoint 2010 production server. The production SP is integrated with Project and TFS. Here is what I have done so far: Installed SQL 2008, ...
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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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After add a new WFE server, cannot login sharepoint sites

Original we only have one all-in-one server. Recently we add a new server (VM) and decide to use it as WFE. The old one will become APP server. I followed the procedure here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Central admin no longer available, asks to set up new farm

I have a development Sharepoint 2010 enterprise edition. My account has full control and SPShellAdmin credentials on the SQL database farms. Last spring I developed some custom web parts for my ...
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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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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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Farm Backup vs Granular Backup - SP 2010

I am using SharePoint 2010 and I only have 1 Site Collection. In my CA I can do a Farm Backup or a Granular Backup. What must I used, I just want to make a full backup of everything including all ...
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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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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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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?
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Server removed/rejoined domain but not removed/rejoined farm

I am facing a number of issues with one server in the farm - it had some hardware issues which meant it was removed/rejoined to the domain but not removed from the farm. I'm seeing problems such as ...
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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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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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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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How/Should to chnage the farm version on my staging and development environment to be the same

I run (get-spfarm).buildversion on my development and on my staging environments and it seems that the build & Revision are different as follow :- On the Staging :- Major 15 / Minor 0 /build ...
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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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SharePoint farm installation and partitioning

I am going to be installing SP 2013 Standard in a farm config. We'll have four servers: 2 WFE/App servers, 1 SQL Server, and one app server dedicated to Search. On the SQL server, I plan on 2-3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Farm installation

I will install a sharepoint farm in the following days and I am not sure about the number of servers to be used. My company is not very big but, not so small for a single server deployment. I was ...