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What impact will shutting down my index server have on SharePoint Farm

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I am virtualising a number of SharePoint Servers. One of them is my Index server. It not only does all the indexing for my environment, it is where Central Admin sits. Shared Services also stem from this box. Can you advise what effects on my farm would be visible if i shut it down and leave up the front ends and databases ?
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Question by:paologiorgio
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by:Justin Smith
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Any service running on this server will be unavailable to your sites.  For instance, if the Managed MetaData service is running there, MMS fields won't be available to new list items.

If indexing is stopped, new content added to sharepoint will not be crawled and will not be available to search results.

If your query service is running there as well, users will not be able to search for anything at all.

Non-search services can easily be started on other servers if need be, through Central Admin - System - Services on Server.


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by:paologiorgio
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Sorry, i meant to say MOSS2007.

So i'll rule out the MMS i presume ?
What is the exact name of the query service , i want to check where it is installed?

Can you clairfy that the farm will still function (without central admin,indexing).
My view currently is that it will work fine but have reduced functionality while change occurs ?
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The farm will still function, but will be limited in functionality if your SSP server is down.  Sites will still display, content will still be available.  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd256003%28v=office.12%29.aspx
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