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What is a Nintex WFE for SharePoint 2013 & 2016?

Blog Post created by blalocb Employee on Sep 20, 2016

Over the course of my time as a Deals Desk Analyst, and now an Account Manger, I was, on a number of occasions, asked what Nintex considers to be a web front end (WFE)? So, with the help of our Support Team, I put together the below links and guidelines, that define what a Nintex WFE is, for SharePoint 2013 and 2016.

 

Note: We do not require all WFEs to be licensed. If you have a WFE that is not licensed, you will need to remove the server from your load balancer, so it will not receive user traffic. How you choose to implement those changes to your servers is up to you. For database design see the attached link.

 

SharePoint Services Required for SharePoint 2013:

  1. Microsoft Windows services required:

    • SharePoint Administration

    • SharePoint Timer Service

  2. SharePoint services required:

    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application (for Web Front End (WFE) servers)

    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service

      Note: On application servers running Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service, the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service can be turned off by following Microsoft’s  recommended practices. See Microsoft article. The Windows PowerShell command listed in the "Resolution" section must be run on a Web Front End (WFE) server that has the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service running. In addition, we recommend running the IISRESET command and restarting the SharePoint Timer Service after running the Windows PowerShell command.
  3. Nintex Forms installation does not require any services to be running other than those required to run SharePoint.

 

SharePoint Services Required for SharePoint 2016:

  1. Microsoft Windows services required:

    • SharePoint Administration

    • SharePoint Timer Service

  2. SharePoint services required:

    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application (for Web Front End (WFE) servers)

    • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service

       

      Note: On application servers running Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service, the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service can be turned off by following Microsoft’s  recommended practices. See Microsoft article. The Windows PowerShell command listed in the "Resolution" section must be run on a Web Front End (WFE) server that has the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service running. In addition, we recommend running the IISRESET command and restarting the SharePoint Timer Service after running the Windows PowerShell command.

       

  3. Nintex Forms installation does not require any services to be running other than those required to run SharePoint.

 

Additional Helpful Links:

 

How to Import a License and Add a New Server - Occasionally, you will need to update your product license, whether that be Nintex Workflow or Nintex Forms (On-premise), here are a few short steps on how to accomplish just that.

 

Frequently Asked Licensing Questions - Some of the common licensing questions we see in the community.

 

What Server Types Require Licensing - This documentation shows what server types require licensing.

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