How to Tell if a SharePoint Installation is Standalone or Farm

Written by MMMan on. Posted in SharePoint

This is oddly useful information when you start to run into a situation where you’d like to scale a SharePoint server, but find nuances that it may be a standalone installation.

Look in the registry under:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS"

There will be an entry for "ServerRole" which will tell you the installation type

Stand Alone – SINGLESERVER

Farm Stand Alone – WFE

Farm Complete – APPLICATION

Thanks to this forums post: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010general/thread/a498bb63-c706-471a-ad3f-1e6c63d4e3cc/

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  • John

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    Great! Just what I needed!

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