SharePoint 2016 – Operating System Requirements – MinRole Overview

Installation of SharePoint 2016 it’s little different than old versions.

The new infrastructure SharePoint Server 2016 introduce a new concept, MinRole.

MinRole is expected to make it easier to scale operations, enables an administrator to select the appropriate server role for a specific server when provisioning SharePoint Server 2016 based on five (5) predefined configurations:

Role Name Description
Special Load Reserved for services to be isolated from other services, I.e.

3rd party, PerformancePoint, etc.

Web Front End Services end user requests, optimized for low latency.
Single Server Farm Provisions all services on the server for a single server


This role is provided for evaluation and development purposes.

Search Reserved for Search services.
Application Services the backend jobs or the requests triggered by backend jobs,

optimized for high throughput.

Distributed Cache Services distributed cache for the farm. Optionally, the server

assignedto this role can load balance end user requests

among the web front ends.

SharePoint Configuration Wizard

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Posted on 19/05/2015, in SharePoint 2016 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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