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SharePoint 2010: Web Front End Configuration


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The configuration for LAB-WFE1 and LAB-WFE2 were identical

Logged in as PINTOLAKE\Service-SharePoint

Start the “SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard” from the “Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products” menu option under “All Programs”

Press “Next”

Press “Yes”

Press “Connect to an existing server farm”

Enter the Database Server name: LAB-SQL

Press “Retrieve Database Names”

Press “Next”

If you cannot connect to the DB make sure you can ping the DB Server, make sure you can telnet to 1433, and make sure you gave Service-SharePoint the correct rights on the database server.

Enter the farm passphrase

Press “Next”

Press “Next”

The wizard will configure this server into the farm

Press “Finish”

Close Central Administrator

Repeat this process on all Web Front Ends before continuing to the next article

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8 Comments so far

  1. i have a farm with one front end server and database server. i want put more 2 front end servers but i dont' know where? which solution is better putting 2 front end servers on same location where is front end server and database servers and i create load balancing on those servers or i create front end server each location from two?

  2. So i must configure load balance service to get the main functionality of adding new WFE ??

    • Khalid said:
    • Posted on February 5th, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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    Do i have to Join web front end server to the internal domain ?

  3. Hello,

    At the begining of yours articles the schema indicate that front end was load balance i not have find anything where you setup this fonctionnality. may you use nlb ???

    Thank for your articles and may be for you answer.

    Vincent from France

      • Federico said:
      • Posted on November 20th, 2012 at 6:16 am
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      You can use both nlb configured on frontends or dns round robin functionality assigning multiple ip entries to the same hostname. In this case the browser will give you a simulated nlb functionality.

    • duanxiaoyu said:
    • Posted on July 22nd, 2011 at 3:04 pm
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    Exactly, how does SP know it's a WFE?

      • jppinto2010 said:
      • Posted on July 26th, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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      Actually in this scenario even the index server is a WFE, we force the users to the WFE servers by DNS and Load Balancing. If in the event of a WFE failure the Index server could potential be a temporary WFE until another box joins the farm.

  4. Where in this process does the WFE server get distinguished from the index server? Seems like the same objects are being installed on all servers.

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