Service applications in SharePoint can be easily provisioned by using service configuration wizard, it can be good for dev environments but not for the production or staging environment and it is recommended to manually configure all services where you can define users for each service (Check SharePoint Farm User Accounts) and customize the settings. And there are service applications which you need to configure manually like Search Service Application, User Profile Service, Secure Store Service, Performance Point Service and many other. I have written a series of blog post to manually provision few of the important services which you need when configuring a new SharePoint 2016 Farm. Below is the list (and links) of some important configurations for Central Admin and provisioning details for few service applications required by Farm Admin:
12- Add the mysite web application URL (My.organizationname.com).
13- In My Site Managed Path section, enter /personal
14- In Site Naming Format section, select User name (resolve conflicts by using domain_username)
15- Select Yes in Default Proxy Group section.
16- Select Use on-premise SharePoint social functionality in Yammer Integration section.
17- Click Create to create User Profile Service Application.
18- After User Profile Service Application is created, we need to start User Profile Service and User Profile Synchronization Service on Manage Services on server Go to Application Management >> Manage services on server. Switch to front end 1 server from Server drop down from top right corner of the page.
To start, logon to the server using the SharePoint Admin account. Running the install and configuration wizard under this account will ensure the process provisions databases on SQL Server with the main SharePoint Admin account as the database DBO.
The major updates in Feature pack 2 is SharePoint Framework which was only available in SharePoint online, now you can use it in SharePoint Server 2016 with Feature Pack 2. The other updates with Feature Pack 2 include (also available in feature pack 1)
I have written a series of blog posts where I have shared detail on Installation and configuration of SharePoint 2016 and also for WFEs. In this blog I am sharing PowerShell cmdlets to setup the Search Service for newly created SharePoint farm. Use a new Application Pool for setting up Search Service and name it “SearchService ApplicationPool”
I have written a series of blog posts where I shared detail on Installation and configuration of SharePoint 2016 and also for WFEs. In this blog I am sharing the details on how to provision Managed Metadata Service Application, follow below steps to provision Managed Metadata Service:
Begin by opening SharePoint Central Administration.
Click on the Manage service applications link under the Application Management menu to navigate to the Manage Service Applications page.
In the ribbon, on the Service Applications tab, click on the New dropdown button, and click on the Managed Metadata service application.
Create a new Managed Metadata Service Application
In the Create New Managed Metadata Service Application modal window, enter the application name and database information. The following figure provides an example of the Create New Managed Metadata Service Application modal window:
Enter the Managed Metadata Service Application details as follow
Click the OK button to create the Managed Metadata service application.
Setup an administrator the Managed Metadata Termsets.