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Add or remove service application connections from a web application in SharePoint 2013

Published: September 25, 2012

Summary: Learn how to add or remove service application connections to a service application connection group in SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 

When you create a service application in SharePoint 2013, a service application connection is created. A service application connection is also referred to as an application proxy. A service application connection associates the service application to Web applications via membership in a service application connection group (also referred to as application proxy group).

Important Important:

If you are creating a service application connection to a service application in a remote farm, you should read the article Share service applications across farms in SharePoint 2013 to gain a full understanding of the requirements to successfully share service applications across farms.

By default, a new service application connection is added to the farm’s Default group of service application connections when you create the service application by using Central Administration. You can override this default membership. If a new service application is created by using Windows PowerShell 3.0 instead of by using Central Administration, the new service application does not automatically become a member of the Default service application connections group unless the default parameter is supplied.

note Note:

For more information about how to create and configure service applications, see Manage service applications in SharePoint 2013.

By default, all Web applications are associated with the farm’s Default group of service application connections, although you can change this setting. You can also create one custom connection group for each Web application in the farm. You can change the service applications with which a Web application is associated at any time, and you can change the service applications that are included in the Default service application connection group.

Before you begin

note Note:

Because SharePoint 2013 runs as websites in Internet Information Services (IIS), administrators and users depend on the accessibility features that browsers provide. SharePoint 2013 supports the accessibility features of supported browsers. For more information, see the following resources:

Editing a service connection group

You can add or remove service application connections to a service application connection group by using Central Administration or by using Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets.

To edit a service connection group by using Central Administration

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint 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 Central Administration Home page, click Application Management.

  4. On the Application Management page, in the Service Applications section, click Configure service application associations.

  5. On the Service Application Associations page, select Web Applications from the View drop-down menu.

  6. In the list of Web applications, in the Application Proxy Group column, click the name of the service application connection group that you want to change.

  7. To add a service connection to the group, select the check box that is next to the service application that you want to add to the connection group. To remove a service application connection from the connection group, clear the check box next to the service application that you want to remove from the connection group. When you have made the changes that you want, click OK.

    note Note:

    You can also change custom service application connection groups by clicking Manage Web Applications from the Central Administration Home page, selecting a listed Web application, and then clicking Service Connections on the ribbon. You cannot change the default service applications connection group through this page, however.

To add a service application connection to a service application connection group by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Verify that you have the following memberships:

    • securityadmin fixed server role on the SQL Server instance.

    • db_owner fixed database role on all databases that are to be updated.

    • Administrators group on the server on which you are running the Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

    An administrator can use the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to grant permissions to use SharePoint 2013 cmdlets.

    note Note:

    If you do not have permissions, contact your Setup administrator or SQL Server administrator to request permissions. For additional information about Windows PowerShell permissions, see Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. Start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    • For Windows Server 2008 R2:

      1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, and then click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    • For Windows Server 2012:

      • On the Start screen, click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

        If SharePoint 2013 Management Shell is not on the Start screen:

      • Right-click Computer, click All apps, and then click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

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

  3. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Add-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember -Identity < the service application proxy group > -Member <members to add to the service application proxy group>
    

    For more information, see Add-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember.

To remove a service application connection from a service application connection group by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Verify that you have the following memberships:

    • securityadmin fixed server role on the SQL Server instance.

    • db_owner fixed database role on all databases that are to be updated.

    • Administrators group on the server on which you are running the Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

    • Add memberships that are required beyond the minimums above.

    An administrator can use the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to grant permissions to use SharePoint 2013 cmdlets.

    note Note:

    If you do not have permissions, contact your Setup administrator or SQL Server administrator to request permissions. For additional information about Windows PowerShell permissions, see Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. Start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    • For Windows Server 2008 R2:

      1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, and then click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    • For Windows Server 2012:

      • On the Start screen, click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

        If SharePoint 2013 Management Shell is not on the Start screen:

      • Right-click Computer, click All apps, and then click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

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

  3. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Remove-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember -Identity <SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupPipeBind> -Member <SPServiceApplicationProxyPipeBind >
    

    For more information, see Remove-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember.

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