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IIS Under the covers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • It seems that HPC 2012 R2 installed IIS under the covers without the management tools.  Can someone tell me why that is and if it can be removed?  I don't see HPC Web Components listed in Programs and Features.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:37 PM

Answers

  • HPC installs all the server roles that are needed or potentially needed.

    Together with IIS, DNS, WDS and maybe other roles are installed.

    But HPC won't configure them unless it has to.

    For example, configuring DNS when you use Private network and don't have an existing DNS server, or configuring IIS to provide REST API.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:56 AM

All replies

  • HPC installs all the server roles that are needed or potentially needed.

    Together with IIS, DNS, WDS and maybe other roles are installed.

    But HPC won't configure them unless it has to.

    For example, configuring DNS when you use Private network and don't have an existing DNS server, or configuring IIS to provide REST API.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:56 AM
  • Ok, that makes sense.  I guess my next question would then be; Is it ok to remove those roles if you are not using them?  We build the compute nodes ourselves, we don't do bare metal deployments, and we don't use the HPC Portal to manage the environment, with that said, I should be able to remove all these roles if I'm not using them (IIS, DHCP, WDS, Remote Services) and the HPC cluster should still function without a problem?  Right?
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:27 PM
  • Suppose so. But this is not tested, so there is no guarantee. 

    Friday, October 17, 2014 1:32 AM
  • Thank you.
    Friday, October 17, 2014 12:05 PM