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Specifying where to activate service apps?

Jan 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

We're running a 3 server farm (#1 is WFE/CentAdmin, #2 is all services (Access, Excel, Search, etc.) and the third box is SQL).  Is there a way with the script to specify that Web Analytics, WSS Usage, etc. start on server #2 instead of #1?

I thought about adding a Server="name" parameter to the XML and then adding the -Server $xmlinput.[...].Server switch to Get-SPServiceInstance in the Functions script.  Would this work?

Jan 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Hi Rilex,

The easiest way is to install your search server before the WFE.  I normally don't install he WFE until I am absolutely finished with the application server. 

If you do that everything be fine.  Can I ask why you are loading CA to your WFE.  I would recommend that you load it on your application server.