Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Difference between create a new farm and join an existing farm

Difference between create a new farm and join an existing farm

I am writing this topic because, many of the administrators who entered into the SharePoint recently will get this query, what makes difference between them? We see this option after the installation of SharePoint and while running the Products and Technologies wizard.

create a new farm: This option is used to create a new SharePoint installation .(This can be a standalone installation having all the roles (Web front end(WFE), Application server and database server on the same machine). This is where the new configuration DB will be created in SQL

join an existing farm: This option is used to add a new role to an existing SharePoint installation(In farm scenario, we can add an application server or WFE by joining the machine to an existing farm). This is where the server will be connected to already created configuration DB.


I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

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