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Video: Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Office Web Apps

Published: September 24, 2013

Summary: Walks you through the nine main steps for configuring an Office Web Apps Server farm to work with SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  Office Web Apps Server | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 

Configuring Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013 is a fairly simple process. This video shows how to set up Office Web Apps Server and configure SharePoint 2013 to use Office Web Apps Server in a test environment.

Watch the "Configuring Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013" video.

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This video covers procedures that are performed on two servers: the server that runs Office Web Apps Server, and the server that runs SharePoint 2013. These need to be separate servers, as described in Software, hardware, and configuration requirements for Office Web Apps Server.

On the server that runs Office Web Apps Server, the video shows how to:

1. Open the Windows PowerShell command prompt and install the required roles and services for Office Web Apps Server. See Prepare servers to run Office Web Apps Server. This is necessary because Office Web Apps Server won’t install if the required roles and services are missing.
2. Install Office Web Apps Server software from the Microsoft Download Center.
3. Create the Office Web Apps Server farm by using New-OfficeWebAppsFarm.
4. Verify that the Office Web Apps Server farm was created successfully by opening a browser window and going to http://ServerName/hosting/discovery.

On the server that runs SharePoint 2013, the video shows how to:

5. Open the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.
6. Create the binding between Office Web Apps Server and SharePoint 2013 by using New-SPWOPIBinding. This sets up communication between the server that runs SharePoint 2013 and the server that runs Office Web Apps Server.
7. View the WOPI zone of SharePoint 2013 by using Get-SPWOPIZone. This step highlights the fact that the two servers are using different WOPI zones: SharePoint 2013 is using internal-https, and Office Web Apps Server is using internal-http. The zone needs to match for Office Web Apps to work correctly.
8. Change the WOPI zone for SharePoint 2013 by using Set-SPWOPIZone to change the WOPI zone to internal-http.
9. Verify that Office Web Apps is working by opening an Office document in a SharePoint 2013 document library.

For more detail about each of these steps, see the following sections in the articles Deploy Office Web Apps Server and Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013.

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