17.2. Installing components with Shared Configurations

Installing additional features with WebPI or a standalone product is a simple process when working with a standalone web server. When the web servers in a farm are sharing their configurations, it becomes a little more challenging.

When you install new software components, binaries and other configuration files need to be installed on each server. You don’t want the servers using a Shared Configuration during the installation and possibly corrupting the shared files. When you need to install a new software product to IIS servers in a farm, you need to temporarily disable the Shared Configuration. There are two simple procedures to accomplish this goal: the all-at-once and staggered approaches. ...

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