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Load Balancing Central Administration

  Asked By: Susana    Date: Nov 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2997

I have read a couple of articles that say you cannot load balance
Central Administration. Is this really the case? If so, if I lose my
Central Administraion server are there any better ways to have
redundancy then manually moving it to another server?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Breann Beach     Answered On: Nov 18

by executing " "c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server
extensions\12\bin\psconfig.exe" -cmd adminvs -provision -port 12345
-windowsauthprovider onlyusentlm" on any server  in the farm, you are 2 minutes
from having Central Admin on any server farm member. So, I generally only have
it on one server in the farm.

Answer #2    Answered By: Timothy Hall     Answered On: Nov 18

This is not stsadm, and I haven't heard of this before, could you pl.
elaborate a little.

A link to any reference material would be ideal.

Answer #3    Answered By: Ian Powell     Answered On: Nov 18

Psconfig.exe is the command line utility for the SharePoint Products and
Technologies Configuration Wizard. Like stsadm is the command line tool for
central administration, psconfig allows to run commands to configure your
SharePoint environment as would if you were using the Wizard. The wizard is
the preferred method for moving central  administration from one server  to
another, so, psconfig allows you to do this via command line instead. Also,
if you are interested Craig Carpenter has a security paper for Central
Administration, you can find at
http://www.combined-knowledge.com/Downloads%202007.htm called Securing
Central Administration. At the bottom of the paper he explains how you can
setup a second Central Admin.

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