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Create a SharePoint 2019 Application Server and join an existing Farm?

What is the best practice to create a SharePoint 2019 Application Server and join an existing Farm? 2x Application Minrole Servers require a rebuild due to a corruption within the OS.
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SharePoint 2016 Small HA MinRole Farm Disk Requirements

I'm wanting to deploy a new SharePoint 2016 Small High Availability MinRole Farm to house and manage 2,000+ SSRS reports: Four servers with two shared roles: Two Front-end with Distributed Cache ...
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SP2019 - Load Balancing

I have SP2019 set up in MinRole topology ( x2 App w/search and x2 Web w/ DistCache ). What's the best way to load balance ? I am thinking of using the standard Windows Server NLB feature. Do I only ...
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SP2019 Server - MinRole - DistCache Complaining about memory usage on wrong server

My newly deployed SP2019 environment set up in MinRole topology (x2 App w/ Search and x2 Web w/ DistCache) is complaining about high / not enough memory for DistCache service on the wrong server. ...
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Shared Roles not appearing while joining a new server to an existing farm 2016.?

We had created a SharePoint 2016 farm using Minrole, before the release of Feature Pack 1. This farm contains 4 servers - one WebFrontEnd, Application, distributed cache and search server. For High ...
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What is "Role Conversion" actually do on SharePoint 2016 on-premise?

We have a SP2016 (16.0.4327.1000 build, Release candidate) installed. I checked there is no Distrubuted Cache service setup. So I set it up on 2 WFE server. After that I change the role of WFE servers ...
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Recommended Distributed Cache size for WFE + DC minrole

What formula do you use for allocating memory to a WFE with Distributed Cache? MS recommends half of 10% which is too small: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/administration/manage-the-...
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Activate command disabled in Solutions Gallery

Scenario: SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm with 2 Servers. I tried starting Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service in one and in both servers as I found this: Can't Activate Solution ...
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Relocate Pagefile.sys to address availability error "Drives are running out of free space"

Scenario: Production environment, SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm, 1 Application with Search Server and 1 Front-End with Distributed Cache. On App server, getting Availability Error "Available drive ...
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SharePoint 2016 - Event ID 8313 - A failure was reported when trying to invoke a service application: EndpointFailure

This is in a SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm (1 Front-End with Dist Cache and 1 Application with Search). On WFE server I see Error on Event Viewer from 5 AM to 6 PM hourly: Event ID 8313 User: DOMAIN\...
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Min role for SharePoint farm

I am trying to build a new SP 2016 farm, I am confused which min role should I choose? I just need to configure search and user sync service ! My initial thinking is front end with distributed ...
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Deploy a SharePoint solution (WSP) to a SharePoint 2016 MinRole Server with decicated "Search" role

Apparently it is not possible to deploy a "classic" SharePoint solution (WSP) to a SharePoint 2016 MinRole server which is running a dedicated search role. Most likely this is caused by the fact that ...
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I have 2 WFE and 2 APP and DB in Cluster

I have 2 WFE and 2 APP and DB in Cluster.When I create web application in all the servers web application and application pool gets created?
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Impact of Changing Server role on underlying applications

I feel a need to change server role from Front-end to Application. Would it have any impact on underlying running Applications?
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SharePoint MinRole - IIS Server AppPools

I have just installed a new SharePoint 2016 environment using MinRoles like this. [WebFronEnd & Cache] [Application & Search] [Database] I have now created the very first web applications ...
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SharePoint 2016 MinRole and 3rd Party Service Applications

I have a 3rd party solution, which wants to add a custom Service-Application to my MinRole-Deployed SharePoint 2016 farm. Will MinRole accept a 3rd party SA without setting the server in a non-...
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Minrole topology - Web Front End server with Distributed Cache services

If configuring WFE server with Distributed Cache, during installation would this server have to be installed as a custom role? Or the Distributed Cache service can be added later after installing a ...
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Can i change to mulitiple server farm from single server farm in sharepoint 2016

Hi i deployed a sharepoint 2016 single server farm in a windows server 2016 server and after can i change this farm to multiple server farm ? to add front end server role?
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Installing SharePoint Server 2016 on a two-tier server farm

I am planning to install SharePoint Server 2016 on a two-tier server farm consisting of an Application Server and Database Server. While running the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, at the '...
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SharePoint 2016 Custom Server Role

I'm considering adding a custom server role to our 2016 farm plan. I notice though that the TechNet article describing services on the different MinRoles states that the custom server role has the ...
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SharePoint 2016 on premise - Post Security Trimming not working

Has anyone got Post Security Trimming working in SharePoint 2016? We are moving from a 2013 Farm where the code I'm using worked just fine, in 2016 the trimmer just seems to get totally ignored. It ...
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custom role and front end with distributed cache

i am using custom role with performance point service and the farm working but when i checked https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt667910(v=office.16).aspx and custom role not refer to ...
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SP 2016 with March CU stating Application with Search is not compliant

The minrole feature is supposedly supported, but is not reflecting such.
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SharePoint 2016 Ent. MinRole High Availability?

deploying SharePoint 2016 with the new MinRole feature-set in HA Scenario, 4 servers in total - not including the SQL server. I'm new to SP HA. Do i just install and configure each server and add to ...
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Which min role to install first?

I'll be installing min roles on 4 servers (probably more in the future). Does it matter which min role I install first? I found description of the roles, I found some info about their management, and ...
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SharePoint 2016 - missing server dependencies OOTB

I have a freshly built 2016 Standard Server Farm using autospinstaller in a 4 server farm using MinRoles. The main web application and the my site web application are both reporting missing server ...
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SharePoint 2016 - min role advice

We are installing SP2016 for the first time and need some advice about min roles. Its going to be a 2 server farm, I want them to be exactly the same. When going though the setup phase, which min role ...
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MinRole Topologies

What are MinRole topologies and what is the best practice to configure topologies in SharePoint 2016? What are the differences between front end servers and Distributed Cache servers?
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