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I am working on a SharePoint 2016 OnPremise 3 server farm:

  • WebFrontEnd
  • Application with cache
  • Sql

I needed to cahnge the application server, so I added it to the farm and migrated the CA as written in this post and updated the AAM. Since it did not work I tried to unprovision and provision it without the wizard, using psconfig as mentioned here. I also checked the registry, did not help.
When on the server I click on Start -> SharePoint 2016 Central Administration, it opens the new one and it works.
What am I missing?

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  • Check IIS Bindings Jul 1, 2020 at 8:45
  • Please explain me, don't know what could be wrong.
    – Emaborsa
    Jul 1, 2020 at 9:30

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You said that When on the server I click on Start -> SharePoint 2016 Central Administration, it opens the new one and it works.

What is the correct URL? And what is the wrong URL?

SharePoint 2016: Managing Central Administration web Application (Provisioning, Unprovisioning):

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/34220.sharepoint-2016-managing-central-administration-web-application-provisioning-unprovisioning.aspx

Similar issue post for your reference:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/025c30da-0d5f-4c49-9c4f-c49493b6f75b/moving-central-administration-site-from-one-server-to-another-server-with-in-the-farm?forum=sharepointadminprevious

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  • I already had seen these posts. However, when I say it works, it opens the url of the new server (http:/server02:8005). The wrong one is pointing to the old one (http:/server01:8005).
    – Emaborsa
    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:59
  • It required a restart of both servers. Now everything is fine.
    – Emaborsa
    Jul 3, 2020 at 6:32

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