My SharePoint application server was crashed, but my SharePoint database server is up and running.

How can I install only application server and point it to my database server?

I am using SharePoint 2013 environment.

2 Answers 2


Do the following.

  • Build a new SharePoint server, with same version / build number. (same CU level)
  • Run the config wizard and join the server to existing farm.
  • Now start all the services on this server which are running on old one.
  • If there is any custom settings, please do that.

Building a fresh server from scratch!

Some instructions to clone your server:

In source server/farm,

Take a full backup from your current farm.

Take a full backup of SharePoint content databases in case you want to use Database-Attach method.

Backup all the deployed SharePoint solutions (WSP) in your farm if exist.

Determine the SQL version.

Determine the build number and the latest CU installed on your source farm be installed on your destination farm.

It might help you take a look

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.