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Move services to a new server or farm (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Office 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Use these procedures to move the following Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 services from one server or farm to another:

  • Document Conversions Launcher service

  • Document Conversions Load Balancer service

  • Excel Calculation Services service

  • Office SharePoint Server Search service

  • Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service

  • Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service

Some reasons that you might want to move services to another farm or server include the following:

  • Balance service load across multiple servers.

  • Move the entire server farm to a new location.

  • Replace the current server with new equipment.

When you move services to a new server, the service that you select stops running on the current server and starts to run on the newly added server.

Note

When you stop the Office SharePoint Server Search service in the process of moving it to another server, it deletes the index files permanently and makes them unrecoverable. The index files are also not available for all other Shared Services Providers (SSPs).

Move the Document Conversions Launcher service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Document Conversions Launcher service to another server in the farm.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Document Conversions Launcher service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to.

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server.

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. Start the Document Conversions Launcher service on the new server.

    1. In the Action column of the table, next to Document Conversions Launcher Service, click Start.

    2. On the Launcher Service Settings page, in the Load Balancer section, select the load balancer on which you want to associate the launcher.

    3. In the Port Number box, specify the port number that the launcher will use for communication.

    4. Click OK.

  4. Stop the Document Conversions Launcher service on the old server.

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Document Conversions Launcher Service, click Stop.

Move the Document Conversions Load Balancer service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Document Conversions Load Balancer service to another server in the farm. The service stops running on the old server and starts to run on the newly added server.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Document Conversions Load Balancer service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to.

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server.

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. Start the Document Conversions Load Balancer service on the new server.

    1. In the services table, click Document Conversions Load Balancer Service.

    2. On the Load Balancer Service Settings page, In the Communication Scheme section, choose either http or https.

    3. In the Port Number box, enter a port number.

    4. Click OK.

    5. On the Services on Server page, in the Action column of the table, next to Document Conversions Load Balancer Service, click Start.

  4. Stop the Document Conversions Load Balancer service that is running on the old server.

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Document Conversions Load Balancer Service, click Stop.

Move the Excel Calculation Services service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Excel Calculation Services service to another server in the farm. The service stops running on the old server and starts to run on the newly added server.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Excel Calculation Services service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to: .

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. On the Services on Server page, in the Action column of the table, next to Excel Calculation Services, click Start.

  4. Stop the Document Conversions Load Balancer service that is running on the old server.

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Excel Calculation Services, click Stop.

Move the Office SharePoint Server Search service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Office SharePoint Server Search service to another server in the farm. The service stops running on the old server and automatically starts to run a full crawl on the newly added server.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Office SharePoint Server Search service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to.

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. Start the Office SharePoint Server Search service on the new server.

    1. In the services table, click Office SharePoint Server Search.

    2. On the Configure Office SharePoint Server Search Service Settings page, in the Query and Indexing section, select the option for serving search queries.

    3. In the Contact E-mail Address section, specify someone whom site owners can contact if problems occur when sites are being crawled.

    4. In the Farm Search Service Account section, provide a name and password for an account that has access to the database and content index.

    5. In the Index Server Default File Location section, enter the address of the index server.

    6. In the Indexer Performance section, select Maximum.

    7. In the Web Front End and Crawling section, select Use a dedicated front-end computer for crawling and verify that the server name given is the one that you specified earlier.

    8. Click OK.

    9. On the Services on Server page, in the Action column of the table, next to Office SharePoint Server Search, click Start.

  4. Stop the Office SharePoint Server Search service that is running on the old server.

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Office SharePoint Server Search, click Stop.

Move the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service to another server in the farm. The service stops running on the old server and starts to run on the newly added server.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to.

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. Start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service on the new server.

    1. In the services table, click Windows SharePoint Services Search.

    2. On the Configure Windows SharePoint Services Search Service Settings page, in the Service Account section, enter the user name and password for the account that the search service will use.

    3. In the Content Access Account section, provide a name and password for an account that has access to the database and content index.

    4. In the Search Database section, specify a database server name and database name for the search service, and then select the authentication method to use for that database.

    5. In the Indexing Schedule section, specify an indexing schedule for the search service.

    6. Click OK.

    7. On the Services on Server page, in the Action column of the table, next to Windows SharePoint Services Search, click Start.

  4. Stop the Windows SharePoint Services Search service that is running on the old server:

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Windows SharePoint Services Search, click Stop.

Move the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service to a new server

Use this procedure to move the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service to a dedicated front-end Web server that you have added or to an additional server for load balancing, or when you want to run the service only on a specific application server. The service stops running on the old server and starts to run on the newly added server.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Farm Administrators group and the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Move the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service to a new server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  2. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you want to move services to. .

    1. Click the Server list, and then click Change Server.

    2. On the Select Server page, click the name of the server to which you want to move the service.

  3. On the Services on Server page, in the Action column of the table, next to Windows SharePoint Services Web Application, click Start.

  4. Stop the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service that is running on the old server.

    1. On the Services on Server page, change to the server that you are moving services from.

    2. In the Action column of the table, next to Windows SharePoint Services Search, click Stop.

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