What is a SharePoint Farm?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

It is a common question asked by many users that what exactly we mean by SharePoint Farm? The answer is

A SharePoint Farm is a collection of all those SharePoint servers that share the same SharePoint configuration database.

By Default, configuration database name is SharePoint_Config. As per Microsoft TechNet article here, configuration database is the fundamental SharePoint database and used for following:

 

Requirements:

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