Join Method

The Join method of the TopologyManager class adds a Server object that represents the server on which the Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology code is executing to the topology of the server farm.

Return Value

A Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology.TopologyManager instance that represents the new topology of the server farm.


To use the properties and methods of the objects in the Topology namespace you must be a member of the local STS_WPG and SPS_WPG security groups, and a member of the db_owner database role for the configuration database.

In addition, for certain methods, such as those that create a portal site, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, and have membership in the Database Creators and Security Administrators server roles in the SQL Server instance that hosts the configuration database.


Platforms: Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Security: Code Access Security