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 thinking on installing everything on 3 servers, one for each tier. As I have read from internet they recommend using two front end web servers. I can afford installing one more server that is not a problem. My goal is to reduce complexity and increase efficiency as much as possible.

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    how many users will use it, what services apps you want o configure?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 25, 2014 at 13:47
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    60 users, mainly apps provided by sharepoint, just 1 custom app with low complexity
    – el94
    Jun 25, 2014 at 13:50
  • With only 60 users, I think 3 servers might be a little big. Perhaps 2 servers will suffice (1 Database server and 1 Web / Application server). See this link for more information about SharePoint Topology Deployment Planning: blogs.msdn.com/b/ravipriya_de_alwis/archive/2013/03/31/…
    – TempaC
    Jun 25, 2014 at 13:52

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For 60 Users and apps you are mentioned, I think one server farm is enough.If you dont have future expansion and adding more services in it.

I would go with One WFE/App Server and One Database server, this is good for upto 10K as per MSFT guideline.

Please check this PDF will give you more idea.

But still if you want to use 3 server farm, then All web application pointing to Server1 or WFE and all Services applications(I.e. search, upa, mms) & central admin will be on server 2 / App server, 3rd server will be your DB server.

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