Now that the SQL Server and AD are configured for the farm, let’s go about preparing servers for SharePoint 2019. There are just a few steps we want to do to ensure the servers are set up for our usage. With SharePoint 2016 there was the concept of minrole servers. These being servers that have a specific use. Whether it be search, web front end, distributed cache, etc, you can minimize the responsibilities of each server to make the farm more efficient. Because this particular configuration is for a high-end desktop\laptop I will be able to deploy a type of minrole server (we’ll cover that in the next post). I will build out a full minrole farm in a future post using Microsoft Azure. In this series, we will deploy an App and a Web server. This post will assume you have created Windows Server 2016 VMs already.
If you are interested in checking out the other items in this series click on the links below:
- Install and Configure SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint 2019
- Preparing Servers for SharePoint 2019 (This one)
- Install SharePoint 2019 with AutoSPInstaller