Hello, welcome to this video. My name is James Olorunosebi, and I will be your guide for this video tutorial. Today, we’ll be looking at Configuring Services, Part 2. Right here I have a SharePoint farm that has just been freshly installed. It requires that the services be configured. To do this, under the System Settings, we’ll click Manage Services on Server. On the Services on Server page, we’ll scroll down to look at all the available services. A couple of them have been started, while some are still stopped. So we are going to start the ones that have been stopped. To do this let’s scroll back up and select the very first service. There is really no hard and fast rule for starting what service first or what service last. We simply go through them one by one.
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On Access Services 2010 itself we click on START. It’s up. App Management Service we click on START. Business Data Connectivity Service, we click on START. Central Administration is already started so we go to Claims to Windows Authentication Service, we click on START. Now if there is any service that is dependent on another service to work, and if we start with the wrong service, it definitely wouldn’t start, it will give us a pointer to what service we should start first before coming to start it. So there is no problem at all about sequence for starting a service.
Now we are going to start up the Document Conversion Launcher Service. This particular service is dependent on the Load Balancer Service before you can configure it successfully. If you look into this dropdown box you will see it reads None. That is because there is no load balancer yet. So what we’ll do is exit out of this page, and we go below the launcher service which is Document Conversion Load Balancer Service, and we are going to load the load balancer serve, and START it. Now when the Load Balancer
Service is started, the Document Conversions Launcher Service will become readily available. Now back to this same place we were before, you can now see SPS-SQLDB is available, click OK. So that is a classic example of a service that is dependent on another service to work. Okay, and we continue starting up the rest of the services.
Okay, this service is the Lotus Notes Connector Settings Service, and for this scenario we don’t have a Lotus Notes in our environment, in my test environment. So if you don’t have a Lotus Note in your test environment then you don’t need to bother about configuring this but if you do have Lotus Notes in your environment and you need to configure this, you just need to follow the instruction here. It’s very simple and straightforward. Okay, so what you going to do now after you have done this, because in this scenario we don’t need it, we are just going to exit out of here, by clicking cancel, or we navigate backward.
Okay so we leave the Lotus Notes and come to the Machine Translation Service and we turn that on as well. We come to Managed Metadata Service we turn that on. And we keep going at this pace till we run into any other service that requires a little bit of explanation.
Now if while working you run into this dialog box, this simply means that SharePoint is unable to authenticate against the domain controller. So what you should do is to call the Windows guys, but in our scenario here, we are also the Windows guys. So we just go to the Active Directory® machine which is turned off and turn that back up. So when that is back up, when that virtual machine resumes, just come back to the authentication dialog box and click OK, and we are back in business.
Now we have a different problem here, this particular service is not just looking for another service to be started, but it is waiting for an Application Service to be created. So what we are going to do is we are going to create the Search Service Application. To do that we go to System Settings -> Manage Services, and in the Managed Services page we going to go to the New option, under New we going to select Search Service Application, so we are going to create this Search Service Application and we’ll go back to start the service. Okay, so we are going to call this Search Service Application 1. You can call it anything else you would like to call it. And then if we scroll down, these are the other requirements we are going to be asked. It’s going to need an application pool, and it’s going to need a managed account. At least up to three managed accounts is going to be requested for us to provide. But we can use one managed account for everything. So okay, let’s start with this. There is only Administrator available but I do not want to use the Farm Administrator managed account, so we are going to create a new managed account, and am waiting for that to come up. Okay so this is where we’ll register the new managed account we are going to use to configure the Search Service Application.
Now it is important that before you put any service in SharePoint it exists in Active Directory®. And so what we are going to do right now is go to Active Directory and create the account first, because you see SharePoint and Active Directory® they work hand-in-hand together. So in the Managed Services Accounts section, am going to right click the right pane, am going to select New, select User. And in here am going to create the search service account that I need to register for the Managed Services account for SharePoint to be able to bring up the Search Service Application. So we call this account SP_SEARCH, we click NEXT. So we are going to supply the password and make some other adjustment here. Do not forget that for the purposes of your demonstration you should ensure that User must change password at next logon must be disabled, and that you enable User cannot change password and Password never expires. Otherwise you would have SharePoint accounts in your demonstrations or in your tests that continually expires. So to avoid that you need to select those options.
Okay, we are done creating the SP_SEARCH account. So we go back to SharePoint, and in the Register Managed Services Account page we type in exactly what we just created, TESTLAB\SP_SEARCH and provide the password. Now there is an option here that says Enable automatic password change. Now this is important if you want your SharePoint account to work in tangent with Active Directory® to enable automatic password change in the background, it will do that. SharePoint is going to manage this in the background by itself. It goes as far as saying if password expiry policy is detected change password two days before expiry policy is enforced, or start notifying by email three days before password change, you can change the number of days in any of this boxes. So we click OK. Exit from here.
Okay, now that we have registered the managed services account, you can see it’s available in the drop down now, so we have SP_SEARCH available, so we go down to the application pool area. We create the application pool for the Search Service application. And under the Configurable section we are going to change it from the farm administrator’s account TESTLAB\Administrator, and select the new SP_SEARCH service account that we created. The last item we are going to configure right now is the Application Pool for Search Query and Site Settings Web Service. In the application pool section we just quickly going to provide the name that application pool is going to go by, and after that we proceed to the configurable section where we are going to select SP_SEARCH from the dropdown, and we are just going to OK out of this place. So this completes the service application configuration SP_SEARCH (the search service) requires to run. Now this is going to take a while because it has to go into, SharePoint has to send a command into IIS (Internet Information Services) right now. You know SharePoint manages IIS in the background, and begin to create the application pools, and apply the service accounts that it’s supposed to use to execute. Okay, it’s done that, pretty fast, and if we refresh just this page that we are now you will see that the search service application is in there, sitting down and just waiting to be used. So, now with been done, it now allows us to go back to the list of services we’ve been trying to start from the beginning, that refused to run. Let’s go back there.
So we come back to the Services on Server page and we can see that our SharePoint Server search is not started yet, so let’s just refresh this page, and we should see it working just about now. Okay now let’s scroll down, SharePoint Server Search, it’s started.
Next service on the list for us is User Profile Service, let’s click on that, START, and okay, User Profile Service is up. Then the next service is the User Profile Synchronization Service. Let’s bring that up. Okay. The User profile Synchronization Service is not going to be configurable because this dropdown is not available. We are supposed to have a service application in there. But it’s not so. No user profile application found, so we go back to the domain controller and quickly create a user profile service application, the same way we created the [search] service. Right click -> New -> User. Let’s provide the details real fast.
Okay, now we have create the account in Active Directory® so let’s configure the User Profile Service Application, so that the User Profile Service can consume it. Clicking that this is what we have on the screen, we have a form, we have to fill this out, the User Profile Service Application form. As usual, just as we did with the server search, we have to simply provide the name, and not just the name, this time around we are going to provide this name, we are going to provide the application pool, we are going to provide the configurable managed services account that we are supposed to use, and a little bit more, this time around it would have to create databases. We register a new managed account. We provide the account we created in Active Directory® for User profile, and this time around [as well] we are not going to enable automatic password change, we just leave that unchecked. So what we going to do here for the rest of the configuration steps here is just to accept the defaults. For the databases it’s going to create the database for the user profile, those are just excellently okay. We are just going to click CREATE just after that without making any other changes. We wait for that to execute. It executes successfully, and it’s been created, so we refresh this page, we’ll find that our User Profile back. So what we do now is go back to the original page where we could not configure the User Profile Synchronization Service. And as you can see here top of the page you can see that there is nothing here in this dropdown, that was the issue we had before. So what we going to do is quickly refresh this, and voila we have the User Profile Synchronization Service picking up the application service. So what we going to do right now is provide credentials. I want you to observe that it’s already picked the farm administrator’s account to configure this, and that is up and running now.
Okay, so let’s continue with the rest of the services that we were supposed to configure. We go to Visio Graphics, we are going to have to start that. Let’s scroll down again and start Word Automation Service. That is up, and now we do the last one, which is Work Management Service, and we have our Work Management Service started.
Thank you for watching this video, this ends Configuring Services Part 2.