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  Asked By: Kassandra    Date: Feb 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1165

I've added a new server to my existing farm and I now want to host
the web serving and search services on this new server, while keeping
the Central Admin and Indexing on the existing server. I'm not 100%
how to do this and I haven't found any useful documentation out there
explaining it so I'm hunting and pecking as we speak. If anyone has



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Feb 10

You will need to open up Central Administration and access
the Operations page. If you then select the "Services on Server" option you
can then allocated the relevant features on the server. If you want just web
and search  on the new server  you will need to enable the "Web Application
Service" (should be enabled by default) and then you will need to enable the
"Office Server Search" and specify that it will be used for "Query". You
will then need to click on the same service for the existing  server and
un-tick that box. This should get you working.

Answer #2    Answered By: Elisa Santos     Answered On: Feb 10

First read my post at

Then in Central Administration, Operations, services  on the Server,
choose your new server  and start Windows SharePoint Services Web
Application on the new server.

It is now a Web Front End. As per my blog, you may have to make other
configurations to the server before it publishes your sites correctly.

After you know it is working correctly, stop Windows SharePoint Services
Web Application on the server that you want to host Central Admin and

For Search functionality, when you start Office Search on the new
server, only select Query and not indexing.

On the index server, de-select query and leave index selected.

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