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Multi-tier farm installation

May 13, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Can you leverage your scripts to build a three tier farm?

e.g. run the script on Application server and then run the same script in WFE server?


Or do you recommend just running prerequisites and running setup and joining via UI?


May 13, 2010 at 4:11 AM

You can, as of the latest release. Same script, different SetInputs.xml. Just adjust all the web app and Central Admin 1's and 0's according to what you want for each server's SetInputs-COMPUTERNAME.xml, make sure the Config DB name and prefix are the same for all though (so that they'll all create/join the same farm) and you'll be good to go...

Prior to that I was just thinking it would be straightforward enough to use GUI for subsequent servers, but it turned out to be pretty easy to implement multi-server and 'join farm' scenarios that I just went ahead and fixed up the script accordingly anyhow.


May 13, 2010 at 4:19 AM

mate, again you are a Star! Cheers.

Sep 9, 2013 at 3:03 AM
Sorry, I am new to this and where can I find the SetInputs.xml?

We are planning to use this on a 3 tier server. do you have detailed guide for us to follow?