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Configuration with Multiple Groove Manager IIS Front Ends

Groove Server 2007

Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-01-12

The procedure in this section describes a method for configuring an onsite Groove Manager with multiple Internet Information Services (IIS) front ends and a single SQL Server back end. Multiple front ends are typically required to accommodate capacity or availability requirements or for compliance with network and perimeter zone rules.

To configure multiple Groove Manager IIS front-end servers, follow these steps:

  1. Perform the first Groove Manager front end installation as described in the Groove Manager Readme file, online Help, or Help, available with Groove Server Manager and at the 2007 Microsoft Office System page for the TechNet technical library.

  2. Record all settings during the first Groove Manager installation. To facilitate the process, use the Groove Manager installation worksheet, available at http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/a/6/1a623448-7c5b-4282-beeb-ca22762da020/GrooveServerWorksheets.doc.

  3. Install each additional Groove Manager IIS front end onto a server, as described in the Groove Manager Administration online Help.

  4. Use the same installation settings as used for the first front end with each additional front end. Ensure that the same Manager SQL server name and database are specified.

  5. Follow your company’s s post-installation configuration practices for each Manager IIS front end.

  6. Customize the Groove Manager SQL back end to control which Groove Manager IIS front end will initiate Groove Relay SOAP messages, as follows:

    NoteNote:
    By default, all Groove Manager IIS front ends initiate communications with Groove Server Relay.
    1. Using the SQL Server Management Studio (or equivalent), expand the gmsDB database and open the gmsServers table.

    2. Select only one front end server to be enabled for relay messages and disable all others. In the ComputerName column, find the row containing the host name of the Groove Manager IIS front end that needs to be enabled or disabled from initiating Relay message exchange.

    3. Set the column labeled EnableRelayServerSynchronization to one of the following:

      1 = Manager front end synchronizes with Relays

      0 = Manger front end does not synchronize with Relays

    4. Restart the IIS administrative interface on the Groove Manager IIS front end for which you specified the change in the database (Machine 2 in this example).

  7. Customize the Groove Manager SQL back end to control which Manager IIS front end initiates the directory synchronization, as follows:

    NoteNote:
    By default, all Groove Manager IIS front ends initiate synchronizations with the directory servers.
    1. Using the SQL Server Management Studio, expand the gmsDB database (or equivalent) and open the GmsServers table.

    2. Select only one front end server to be enabled for synchronization and disable all others. In the ComputerName column, find the row containing the host name of the Groove Manager IIS front end that needs to be enabled or disabled from initiating Directory synchronizations.

    3. Set the column labeled EnableDirectorySynchronization to one of the following:

      1 = Manager front end synchronizes with directory servers

      0 = Manager front end does not synchronize with directory servers

    4. Restart the IIS administrative interface on the Groove Manager IIS front end for which you specified the change in the database (Machine 2 in this example).

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