connect server to existing farm-join web server

You need to connect server to existing farm in sharepoint. If due to some issue, you disconnected web front-end server from sharepoint farm. After issue resolution, you need to connect web front-end server back to exisiting server farm again. Follow step by step procedure below to join server to exisiting server farm.

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  • Dialog box which open that informs services to be started or reset during configuration. Sharepoint administration service, Internet information services, sharepoint timer service will be restarted. Select Yes.
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  • Next dialog, you find two options like connect to an existing server farm and create a new farm. Select Connect to an existing farm and click Next.
  • You might get skipped the step to fill details like Database server name and Database name.
  • Pass details like Database server name and click on Retrieve Database names. You see the Config database is populated automatically in field Database name.
join server to exisiting server farm
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  • In Specify Farm Security Settings dialog, enter passphrase and click Next.
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  • Specify Server Role and Select Front-end server present under Dedicated Roles and click Next.
connect web front-end server to existing farm
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  • Running Configuration Wizard started.
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  • Click on Finish. Central admin page will open.
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Start site in IIS

Once connect server to existing server farm is completed, you can start site from IIS if in stopped state.

  • Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  • Notice site/sites status as stopped state.
  • Choose site that is in stopped state and click on Start from Action pane.
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Verify site binding

Once site status is started, verify site binding.

  • Right click on site.
  • Select Edit Bindings.
  • Verify the binding. Verify the certificate is applied or not.
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