Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You may have noticed that the outgoing email ser ver, in my case that’s DC1, is listed as Not
Configured when in fact, if you’d been through the installation chapters, you know it has been
configured (otherwise alerts wouldn’t work).
There is a known bug with this version of SharePoint that, despite being correctly configured and
running fine, it can show up in Central Administration’s Servers In Farm as Not Configured. This is
also the ser v ice that displays as Star ted In Ser v ices On Ser ver, even when it hasn’t been configured
yet. Obviously, this version of SharePoint has gotten confused about displaying outgoing email as
a service, but don’t let it worry you; it still works fine.
This page will help you figure out where the services are for the server farm. If a server has been
decommissioned or has become irreparably damaged, you can remove it from the server farm here
by clicking the Remove Server link. When you remove a server from the server farm, all it
actually does is remove the server’s entry in the configuration database for the farm, making whatever
services it was responsible for available to reassign to other servers (such as Central Administration
or Search). It does not uninstall SharePoint from the removed server, so if that server comes back
online, it will not be recognized by the SharePoint server farm, because it is no longer listed in the
configuration database. In cases where a server may be used on the network again, you should
uninstall SharePoint from that server before you remove it from the server farm.
M A N A G E S E R V I C E S O N S E R V E R
The Services On Server page is used to manage the services running on a particular SharePoint
server directly. As you can see in Figure 11.36, the services displayed by default belong to the
first SharePoint server in the farm (which in my example is called SPF2). We set up the Search
Incoming Email services in Chapter 3. The Central Administration service was configured
during installation automatically, so the server can host the Central Administration site, and we set
up the Web Application service, so it can host SharePoint web applications.
The Services On