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Replacing Central Admin app server RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently have 2 servers in the SP farm:   APP, WFE

    I need to replace the APP server where Central Admin resides.    I am planning to add another server to the farm, so it will be APP, APP, WFE.   Once new APP is working properly, I will shutdown and take out the other one from farm.

    When installing SharePoint on the new app server and running Products Configuration Wizard, can I specify the existing SharePoint_Config database as the Configuration Database Name?   I'd like to carry over all config/customizations info to new environment.  Do the services applications all need to be recreated (managed metadata, access services, BDC, etc)?

    thanks


    • Edited by XRS Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:11 PM
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi XRS.

    After completing the SharePoint installation on the new server, run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard: select the option to join the server to an existing farm, specify the database server's name and you'll be able to pick the configuration database of the actual farm; the Wizard will join the server to the farm and you'll have all the correct configurations in place.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thanks Luigi.   Before joining new server to farm, do I need to run config wizard on old server and removethe CA website first?   Seems to be what is stated in this link:

    https://kirkbarrett.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/how-to-change-central-admin-host-in-sharepoint-2010/


    First add the new server and check that every service is running, then remove the old server by executing on it the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard and choosing the option to disconnect the server from the farm.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Michael Han6 Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by XRS Friday, September 20, 2019 11:10 AM
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:30 PM

All replies

  • Yeah that should work try configuring one more App Server and Make that as secondary Central Admin Server first once you made sure everything looks good then you can go ahead remove the primary Central Admin Server from the farm. that should get all your custom settings as well.

    Thanks & Regards,


    sharath aluri

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:20 PM
  • Yeah that should work try configuring one more App Server and Make that as secondary Central Admin Server first once you made sure everything looks good then you can go ahead remove the primary Central Admin Server from the farm. that should get all your custom settings as well.

    Thanks & Regards,


    sharath aluri

    Thanks Sharath.  So add second Central Admin with a separate sharepoint_config database name or use existing?  Not sure if both can share same db

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:55 PM
  • Hi XRS.

    After completing the SharePoint installation on the new server, run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard: select the option to join the server to an existing farm, specify the database server's name and you'll be able to pick the configuration database of the actual farm; the Wizard will join the server to the farm and you'll have all the correct configurations in place.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:13 PM
  • Yeah that should work try configuring one more App Server and Make that as secondary Central Admin Server first once you made sure everything looks good then you can go ahead remove the primary Central Admin Server from the farm. that should get all your custom settings as well.

    Thanks & Regards,


    sharath aluri

    Thanks Sharath.  So add second Central Admin with a separate sharepoint_config database name or use existing?  Not sure if both can share same db

    You have to use the same configuration database to make the new application server join the existing farm: each SharePoint farm has only one configuration database.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:13 PM
  • No, It should be same Config Database. One SharePoint farm will have only one Config Database.

    Thanks & Regards,


    sharath aluri

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:17 PM
  • Hi XRS.

    After completing the SharePoint installation on the new server, run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard: select the option to join the server to an existing farm, specify the database server's name and you'll be able to pick the configuration database of the actual farm; the Wizard will join the server to the farm and you'll have all the correct configurations in place.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thanks Luigi.   Before joining new server to farm, do I need to run config wizard on old server and removethe CA website first?   Seems to be what is stated in this link:

    https://kirkbarrett.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/how-to-change-central-admin-host-in-sharepoint-2010/


    • Edited by XRS Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:27 PM
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:27 PM
  • Hi XRS.

    After completing the SharePoint installation on the new server, run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard: select the option to join the server to an existing farm, specify the database server's name and you'll be able to pick the configuration database of the actual farm; the Wizard will join the server to the farm and you'll have all the correct configurations in place.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thanks Luigi.   Before joining new server to farm, do I need to run config wizard on old server and removethe CA website first?   Seems to be what is stated in this link:

    https://kirkbarrett.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/how-to-change-central-admin-host-in-sharepoint-2010/


    First add the new server and check that every service is running, then remove the old server by executing on it the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard and choosing the option to disconnect the server from the farm.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Michael Han6 Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by XRS Friday, September 20, 2019 11:10 AM
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:30 PM
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