How to added the "DistributedCache" role to the "ApplicationWithSearch" role on the server farm

Viet Nguyen 0 Reputation points

I added the "DistributedCache" role to the "ApplicationWithSearch" role on the server farm, however, when starting the "Distributed Cache" service, the warning "Complaint is No" occurs. Please let me know if this affects server performance or not? How to change the status "Complaint is No" to "Complain is Yes"?

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 36,526 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    You could enable the Distributed Cache service by using PowerShell.

    1.Open the SharePoint Management Shell.

    2.Run following PowerShell.


    3.Verify that the Distributed Cache service is started. To do this, in the SharePoint Central Administration, click Application Management. In the Service Applications section, click Manage services on server. On the Services on Server page, make sure that the Distributed Cache service is listed, and the status is Started.

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  2. Luigi Bruno 231 Reputation points

    Hello Viet.

    As per Microsoft documentation, the "Application with Search" role does not include the Distributed Cache service: that's why the server is displayed as not compliant with the role it has been assigned.
    You can start the Distributed Cache service in that server by executing the Add-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance PowerShell cmdlet, but this would make the server being reported as non compliant with the "Application with Search" role; it could also have an impact on the server's performance, because you're running an additional service on it.


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