Growing Your SharePoint Service

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.

—William Blake

In this chapter, I provide guidance on how to plan for growing your SharePoint service. I define general infrastructure components and server roles related to SharePoint. From there, I introduce considerations to scale for availability by adding redundancy and planning for growth. I also discuss how to add servers to expand a farm’s infrastructure capabilities, as well as how to allocate and distribute services on different servers. Finally, I discuss some considerations for planning subordinate farms and how they ...

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