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Last post Dec 11, 2014 08:28 AM by Perkinsville

  • How To: Using Application Initialization for Multi-Server Environment with IIS 7.5

    Nov 28, 2014 09:49 AM|Learn2012|LINK

    Hello Forum,

    I have a meduim SharePoint 2013 environment (2 Application Servers & 4 Web Front-End Servers) which all are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5

    I have been doing some research to optmize the performance of my SharePoint sites, and I come accross this interesting article: http://blog.concentra.co.uk/2013/04/23/iis-application-initialisation-sharepoint-2013/

    Which explains the benefits of using Application Initialization.

    I think, I would like to use it. Nevertheless, I am using IIS 7.5 which means I guess I have to download Application Initialization Module for IIS 7.5 from: http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/application-initialization

    My questions are:

    1) Should I download and install the Application Initialization Module for IIS 7.5 on ALL my 6 servers ? Or, Just one? Or, How?

    2) Any experiences to share about using it for SharePoint environment? Does it really help significantly?

    I would greatly appreciate your inputs !

  • Re: How To: Using Application Initialization for Multi-Server Environment with IIS 7.5

    Dec 11, 2014 08:28 AM|Perkinsville|LINK

    Hi,

    You will need to install it on all the servers.

    You can make requests only to http: // localhost:80.  Requests to any other hostname:Port will not work, so if your sites run from any other place, use a different port or cannot be reached via LOCALHOST, then you need to find another solution.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/benjaminperkins/archive/tags/application+initialization/

    HTH, Benjamin