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.

SharePoint 2016 Managed Metadate Service

  • 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:

SharePoint 2016 Create New Managed Metadate Service

  • 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.
  • Test the termset’s ability to create new tags.

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Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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