I configured a SharePoint 2016 farm

  • 2 wfe with distributed cache
  • 2 app with search

I configured the search service to work on the two app servers and the search topology shows the two servers

What I need when a user do a search it should not go to the load balancer then wfe, I need to perform crawl on the same both app servers

I found some articles said create dns and set the host file entries but I don't know How? Please help me!

1 Answer 1


Simply, Let your SharePoint URL point to in Hosts file


  • Consider your SharePoint Portal URL is https://qassas.com

  • So you just need to add a new entry in the hosts file on all SharePoint Servers as the following     qassas.com
  • Thanks, For all SP servers or only app servers?
    – Fabio
    Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 11:22
  • preferred all servers Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 8:32

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