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New-OfficeWebAppsMachine

Office Web Apps

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  Office Web Apps Server 

Adds the current server to an existing Office Web Apps Server farm.

New-OfficeWebAppsMachine [-MachineToJoin] <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-Roles <String[]>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description

MachineToJoin

Required

System.String

Specifies the name of any server that is already a member of the Office Web Apps Server farm.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Force

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Assumes the answer to any user prompt is Yes.

Roles

Optional

System.String[]

Specifies one or more server roles, separated by commas, to assign to the new server. If no roles are specified, then the server is assigned all roles.

The role types are as follows:

FrontEnd

WordBackEnd

ExcelBackEnd

PowerPointBackEnd

Important Important:

As a best practice, we recommend that all servers in an Office Web Apps Server farm run all roles. Assigning roles is not useful until the Office Web Apps Server farm contains approximately 50 servers.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Detailed Description

The New-OfficeWebAppsMachine cmdlet adds the current server to an existing Office Web Apps Server farm and optionally sets one or more roles on the new server.

Input Types

Return Types

------------------EXAMPLE 1---------------------

New-OfficeWebAppsMachine –MachineToJoin server1.contoso.com

This example adds the current server to the Office Web Apps Server farm that is running on the server named server1.contoso.com.

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