SharePoint - Distributing Roles
Posted on 2011-09-04
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?