Manage service applications in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn how to manage and share service applications across farms in SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint Server includes a set of service applications that you can use to share services across web applications. In some cases, you can also share service applications across farms. You can manage service applications by using the SharePoint Central Administration website or by using Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Read the following articles about managing and sharing SharePoint Server service applications.

Some SharePoint Server 2016 service applications have specific instructions for their creation, configuration, and management. The following table lists articles that describe how to create, configure, and manage specific service applications.

Service application Article
Managed Metadata
Configure the Managed Metadata service
PerformancePoint Services
Configure PerformancePoint Services
Secure Store
Configure the Secure Store Service in SharePoint Server
Visio Graphics Service
Configure Visio Services

Some SharePoint service applications have specific instructions for their creation, configuration, and management. The following table lists articles that describe how to create, configure, and manage specific service applications.

Service application Article
Access Services
Overview of Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013
PerformancePoint
Configure PerformancePoint Services
Search Service
Administer search in SharePoint Server
Secure Store
Configure the Secure Store Service in SharePoint Server
State Service
Manage the State Service
Visio Graphics Service
Visio Graphics Service administration in SharePoint Server 2013
User Profile Service
Administer the User Profile service in SharePoint Server

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