Distributed Cache and PS 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    With Project Server 2013 (Single Server Farm, with a separate SQL Server), do we need Distributed Cache? In laymans terms what does it do - does it impact performance? Can I just turn it off?


    Friday, June 6, 2014 3:13 PM


All replies

  • Hello,

    It is recommended to have at least one server in the SharePoint farm running the distributed cache service:


    But note, it should not run on the same server Project Server or Excel Services runs, this would mean you might need 2 SharePoint servers in the farm.

    Some links that might help you:



    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Friday, June 6, 2014 4:40 PM
  • Hi

    Thanks - what if we only have one server, are there caveats to turning it off? We don't have the option to have another server to run it off...

    Thanks in advance!

    Monday, June 9, 2014 3:15 PM
  • Hi,

    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:26 PM
  • I am not sure if having a single server is supported as the minimum requirement for a small data set needs 1 App + 1 WFE and 1 SQL (3 tier Architecture).

    Please refer Hardware and software requirements for Project Server 2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978(v=office.15).aspx 

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    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:12 PM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the answer - surely there must be support for single server app / wfe server farms - or everyone will have to pay two SharePoint and two Project Server licenses?

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:34 PM
  • Can anyone confirm?

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:43 AM
  • Hello,

    I would not turn it off - TechNet states one SharePoint server should run it so I do not recommend to go against TechNet :)

    Regarding your other question, a single App/Web server is supported. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978(v=office.15).aspx

    The minimum is 1 server that contains SQL and App/Web, the minimum recommended is 1 server with SP App/Web and 1 server with SQL.


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by Jumpy99 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:23 AM
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:02 AM
  • Brilliant thanks.
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:23 AM