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Windows server appfabric cluster configuration using two work group machines

Posted by vivekcek on November 24, 2012

Read my post about installing windows server app fabric caching in a single WoRKGROUP computer.
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In this post i am going to explain how to install appfabric in 2 networked WORKGROUP computer.

Configure the 2 system.
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1. Ensure that both systems are in a work group named ‘WORKGROUP’.
2. Down load and save the appfabric set up in 2 systems.
3. Create an Administrator account in both systems with same username.

Install appfabric in first machine.

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1. Log in to first machine using the WORKGROUP\Administrator account. Simply type WORKGROUP\Administrator in Username text box.

2. By pressing SHIFT Right click the setup. Then select ‘Run As Different User’ use WORKGROUP\Administrator. Complete the installation.

3. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Server AppFabric, and then press SHIFT and right-click Configure AppFabric. Click Run as a different user. Enter \ and the password, and then click OK.

4. For Caching Service account, click Change. Click Custom account, click Browse, select WORKGROUP\Administrator

5. In the Caching Service configuration provider box, select XML.

6.In the File Share box, enter the computer name and share name for the file share that you created in the “Preparing Workgroup Computers for Installing AppFabric” topic for the XML file that will store caching configuration information. The path and name must be in the UNC format, i.e., \\\. On this first computer that will contain the share, you can browse to it.

7.Keep the default settings of New cluster selected and Cluster size set to Small (1-5 Machines). Click Next.

8.On the Configure AppFabric Cache Node page, keep the default port settings, and select the Windows Server AppFabric: AppFabric Caching Service and Remote Service Management firewall exceptions. Click Next and then Yes.

9. Open the Windows PowerShell console with the ApplicationServer module by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Windows PowerShell Modules.

10. To start the cache cluster, execute the Use-CacheCluster cmdlet to determine the cluster that this computer can administer, and then execute the Start-CacheCluster cmdlet.

Install appfabric in second machine.
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1. Log in to second machine using the WORKGROUP\Administrator account. Simply type WORKGROUP\Administrator in Username text box.

2. By pressing SHIFT Right click the setup. Then select ‘Run As Different User’ use WORKGROUP\Administrator. Complete the installtion.

3. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Server AppFabric, and then press SHIFT and right-click Configure AppFabric. Click Run as a different user. Enter \ and the password, and then click OK.

4. For Caching Service account, click Change. Click Custom account, click Browse, select WORKGROUP\Administrator

5. In the Caching Service configuration provider box, select XML.

6. In the File Share box, enter the computer name and share name for the file share created for the XML file that will store caching configuration information on the first computer added to the workgroup. The path and name must be in the UNC format, i.e., \\\.

7.Select Join cluster, and then select the cluster. Click Next.

8.On the Configure AppFabric Cache Node page, keep the default port settings, and select the Windows Server AppFabric: AppFabric Caching Service and Remote Service Management firewall exceptions. Click Next and then Yes.

9.On the Configure Application page, click Finish.To start the cache cluster, execute the Use-CacheCluster cmdlet to determine the cluster that this computer can administer, and then execute the Start-CacheCluster cmdlet.

GO to first machine and give power shell command.

Grant-CacheAllowedClientAccount everyone

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