It’s very important to follow best practice installation for SharePoint Farm specially for staging and production environments. Most of the time we learn things with self-experience and follow the basic installation instructions. You can install SharePoint with basic/default settings for Dev environments or for single server installation but need to follow the best practices when need to do a multi farm deployment.

SharePoint Server 2016 made the life easier by giving the MinRole/Server Role option where you can easily define the Application servers and web front end servers which was not easy in earlier versions of SharePoint.

I have written series of blog post covering different topics for installation of a SharePoint 2016 Farm which include the best practices on  farm user accounts, SQL Server, SharePoint and configuration of service applications. I have taken example of a three-server(3-tier) farm which can be easily extended by following the same steps. The three servers are:

  • SQL Database Server
  • SharePoint Application Server
  • SharePoint Web Front End Server

SharePoint 2016 3 Tier Farm

No. of Servers totally depend on the usage requirement for an organization, I will share the detail on architecture design in a separate email.

Now, you need the follow below links for deploying SharePoint in a 3-tier farm or can extend the servers by simply following below links:

Above links will help you to do deploy SharePoint in multi-server environment.

Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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