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, a distinguished professional, boasts an impressive track record as a Microsoft MVP, having achieved this prestigious recognition for the eighth consecutive year since 2015. With an extensive career spanning over 18 years, Adnan has honed his expertise in various domains, notably excelling in SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, the .Net Platform, and Microsoft BI. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of Senior Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. Notably, Adnan served as the MCT Regional Lead for the Pakistan Chapter from 2012 to 2017, showcasing his leadership and commitment to fostering growth within the tech community. His journey in the realm of SharePoint spans 14 years, during which he has undertaken diverse projects involving both intranet and internet solutions for both private and government sectors. His impact has transcended geographical boundaries, leaving a mark on projects in the United States and the Gulf region, often collaborating with Fortune 500 companies. Beyond his roles, Adnan is a dedicated educator, sharing his insights and knowledge as a trainer. He also passionately advocates for technology, frequently engaging with the community through speaking engagements in various forums. His multifaceted contributions exemplify his dedication to the tech field and his role in driving its evolution.

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