Convert a SharePoint 2016 front-end to a front-end with Distributed Cache

I have been running a SharePoint 2016 farm with 4 servers (Front-End, Application, Distributed Cache, Search) but now Feature Pack 1 has been released, I’m looking to reduce this to 2 servers and use the 2 combined minroles which have been added. To be more precise, I want to eliminate my Distributed Cache server and… Continue reading Convert a SharePoint 2016 front-end to a front-end with Distributed Cache

DistributedCache Server role vs SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

Since SharePoint 2013, the New-SPConfigurationDatabase and Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase cmdlets have a parameter called “SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost”. When this switch parameter is specified during the creation of a new  farm or when a server is added to an existing farm, the local server will not have the Distributed Cache. With the arrival of SharePoint 2016, we also got the… Continue reading DistributedCache Server role vs SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

SharePoint 2016 farm configuration using PowerShell

With the arrival of SharePoint 2016, farm configuration changed a bit. A new feature was added which allows you to choose the role of the server when you create a new SharePoint farm, or when you are joining a server to an existing farm. This feature is called MinRole. In PowerShell, there are 2 cmdlets which are involved… Continue reading SharePoint 2016 farm configuration using PowerShell