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Create a Visio Graphics Service service application in SharePoint Server 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary: The Visio Graphics Service can be provisioned through Central Administration or with Windows PowerShell.

The following steps show how to create a Visio Graphics Service service application.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

Before you begin

note Note:

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Before you begin this operation, review the following information about prerequisites:

  • You must be a member of the farm administrators group.

Video demonstration

This video shows the steps involved in setting up a Visio Graphics Service service application, as described in this article.

Video: Create a Visio Graphics Service service application in SharePoint Server 2013

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Create a Visio Graphics Service service application

To create a Visio Graphics Service service application by using Central Administration

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To create a service application, you must be a member of the farm administrators group.

  2. Start SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

    • For Windows Server 2008 R2:

      • Click Start, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, and then click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

    • For Windows Server 2012:

      • On the Start screen, click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

        If SharePoint 2013 Central Administration is not on the Start screen:

      • Right-click Computer, click All apps, and then click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

    For more information about how to interact with Windows Server 2012, see Common Management Tasks and Navigation in Windows Server 2012.

  3. On the SharePoint Central Administration website Home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

    Important Important:

    Visio Services in SharePoint Server 2013 requires the SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection Features feature to be active on each site collection where you plan to use the Visio Web Access Web Part.

  4. On the ribbon, click New, and then click Visio Graphics Service.

  5. Type a name for the new service application.

  6. Choose an existing application pool or create a new one.

  7. Choose whether to create a Visio Graphics Service Application Proxy (recommended).

  8. Click OK.

To create a Visio Graphics Service service application by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products.

  4. Click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

  5. From the Windows PowerShell command prompt (that is, PS C:\>), type the following command and press Enter:

    New-SPVisioServiceApplication <ServiceAppName> -serviceapplicationpool <AppPoolName> -AddToDefaultGroup

For more information, see New-SPVisioServiceApplication.

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