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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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SharePoint Farms

A SharePoint farm refers to a SharePoint deployment with one or more SharePoint servers that share a common configuration database and SQL server for managing storage of SharePoint content and other SharePoint-related databases. Roles and services available within a SharePoint farm, such as Web front-end server, search and indexing server, Office web applications, and Excel calculation services, can be spread across multiple servers to help balance the server load and avoid performance issues.

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Servers within a SharePoint farm might be physical and/or virtual servers. All servers within a SharePoint farm share a common configuration database and utilize the same Central Administration site. Where there are multiple farms, ...

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