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:

SharePoint 2016 Manage Service Applications

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