- Create a new deployment
- Join an existing server group
Before installing StoreFront, ensure that the server you are adding to the group is running the same operating system version with the same locale settings as the other servers in the group. StoreFront server groups containing mixtures of operating system versions and locales are not supported. While a server group can contain a maximum of five servers, from a capacity perspective based on simulations, there is no advantage of server groups containing more than three servers. In addition, ensure that the relative path to StoreFront in IIS on the server you are adding is the same as on the other servers in the group.
When you add a new server to a server group, StoreFront service accounts are added as members of the local administrators group on the new server. These services require local administrator permissions to join and synchronize with the server group. If you use Group Policy to prevent addition of new members to the local administrator group or if you restrict the permissions of the local administrator group on your servers, StoreFront cannot join a server group.
Once joined to the group, the configuration of the new server is updated to match the configuration of the existing server. All the other servers in the group are updated with details of the new server.
To manage a multiple server deployment, use only one server at a time to make changes to the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the deployment. Any configuration changes you make must be propagated to the other servers in the group to ensure a consistent configuration across the deployment.
If a StoreFront server was a member of a server group and has been removed, you must run the Clear-DSConfiguration PowerShell cmdlet to reset the StoreFront server to a factory default state. After you run the Clear-DSConfiguration cmdlet on the disconnected server, you can add the server back to an existing server group or to a different newly created server group.