Solved

SharePoint - Distributing Roles

Posted on 2011-09-04
3
284 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello,

I am currently trying to get more knowledge about SharePoint 2010 and so I am reading a book about it. In this book they are explaining that you can distribute diffrent roles to different servers. For example you can have a server which is performing searches and responds to search queries. Well so far so good but unfortunately the book forgets to explain how this works.
So if I want for example a dedicated server which crawls the different content sources and responds to search queries how would I set that up? I install an additional server, add it to the farm and then install the 'Search Service Application' on it? How do I tell the other servers in the farm to use this server for searches? Or am I completely off?

Can anybody please shed some light into this for me?
Thank you
Mc2102
0
Comment
Question by:Mc2102
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:sandipkharde
ID: 36482552
can you please confirm......it is Distribution Rules or Distribution Roles?
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Smith earned 500 total points
ID: 36495221
I'll assume you don't have anything Search related deployed yet.  I'll also assume you will deploy Search using the UI, and not PowerShell.

You would install SP on the server, and join it to the farm.
You would then create your Search SErvice Application.  Afterwards, you can modify the topology of Search on the Search Admin page.  This is where you assign the Search roles.  You can make your new server the Crawl server as well as the Query server.  Also verify that the Search and Query services are started on that server (through Central Admin).  They shouldn't be started on any other server.

Great videos:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/enterprisesearch/ff960998.aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Mc2102
ID: 36497314
Thanks, that is the information I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Pimping Sharepoint 2007 without Server-Side Code Part 1 One of my biggest frustrations with Sharepoint 2007 in the corporate world is that while good-intentioned managers lock down the more interesting capabilities of Sharepoint programming in…
SharePoint Designer 2010 has tools and commands to do everything that can be done with web parts in the browser, and then some – except uploading a web part straight into a page that is edited in SPD. So, can it be done? Scenario For a recent pr…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question