Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Check installation type

Its relevant to know what kind of installation a sharepoint server is.

For example User Profile Synchronization service is not supported in a Single Server installation, which is sort of relevant to know if troubleshooting a issue like that.

To check this on the local server:

  • SharePoint 2007: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerRole
  • SharePoint 2010: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\ServerRole
  • SharePoint 2013: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\ServerRole

Value can be:

  • SINGLESERVER – means this is a standalone / single server installation
  • APPLICATION – means this is an application server on a full farm installation (could also include the web front end role as well if multiple roles are used)
  • WFE – means this is a web front-end server on a full farm installation

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References:

http://nickhobbs.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/sharepoint-how-to-check-the-sharepoint-installation-type-standalone-or-farm/

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