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Can AutoSPInstaller add another WFE to the Farm

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Feb 5, 2016 at 6:58 AM
Hello All,

After a long time i got a chance to come back and put a question to all experts here.. :)
I need your help..
I had Installed SharePoint 2013 with AutoSPInstaller which went pretty well with the below Architecture:

APP Server = 1
WFE Server = 2
Index Server = 2

Now, we have to add another WFE i.e. 3rd WFE to the Farm and i am not able to add manually. There are some issue with Alias DB. So, i want to know will our very own AutoSPInstaller will help me to add another WFE to the FARM??
If this is possible i will need guidance help how to do it.
It will be a great help.

Feb 5, 2016 at 1:41 PM
In a nutshell, (assuming your first 2 WFEs are called "WFE1" and "WFE2") just search for references of "WFE1,WFE2" in your XML and update them to "WFE1,WFE2,WFE3" and then run AutoSPInstaller on the new WFE. It should pick up its roles/services and be added to the farm.

Or if you prefer you can accomplish the same by loading your input XML into, but IMO it would actually take longer that way.

Feb 8, 2016 at 7:46 AM
Thank you for your quick reply as usual Brain,
FYI, this Farm is made in last 2 years, so if i make changes to XML and add WFE3, do think the WFE1 and WFE2 won't affect their configuration and settings? or there will not be any issue for the Farm?