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Set up and configure Access Services 2010 for web databases in SharePoint Server 2013

Published: October 30, 2012

Summary: Learn how to use Access Services 2010 to modify and publish an Access web database in SharePoint Server 2013 that was previously created in SharePoint Server 2010.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

Access Services 2010 is a service application that allows users to modify and publish in SharePoint Server 2013 an Access web database that was previously created in SharePoint Server 2010.

The Access client is not required to use the published web database. However, the Access client is required to make any changes to the database structure.

In this article:

Set up SQL Server Reporting Services

You can update existing reports in an Access web database, but these reports require the installation and configuration of SQL Server Reporting Services Mode for SharePoint and the content database must be running SQL Server 2012. For more information, see Install Reporting Services SharePoint Mode for SharePoint 2013 in SQL Server Books Online.

Start Access Database Service 2010

If for some reason Access Database Service 2010 has not been started, do the following:

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration website, under System Settings, click Manage services on the server.

  2. On the same row as the Access Database Service 2010 service, under Action, click Start.

Create an Access Services 2010 service application

If for some reason an Access Services 2010 service application has not been created, do the following:

  1. In Central Administration, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, click New, and then click Access Services 2010.

  3. In the Access Services Application Name section, type Access Services 2010 in the text box.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Select the Use existing application pool option, and then select an Application pool name from the list.

    • Select the Create new application pool option, and then type AccessServicesAppPool in the Application pool name text box.

  5. Select the Configurable option, and then from the drop-down list, select the Farm administrator account.

  6. Click OK.

Configure Access Services 2010 settings

There are no additional settings required after the initial installation of Access Services 2010. The services are ready to use as soon as the SharePoint Server 2013 installation is complete. However, you can change the default configuration settings to suit your business need. The following table contains the configurable Access Services settings.

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a site administrator for the Access Services 2010 service application and also has Designer permissions.

  2. In Central Administration, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  3. Click the Access Services 2010 service application that you want to change.

  4. On the Access Services 2010 settings page, change any of the settings shown in the following table.

    Setting Description

    Lists and Queries

    Settings for queries used against Microsoft SharePoint Foundation lists

    Maximum Columns per query

    The maximum number of columns that can be referenced in a query. Note that some columns may automatically be reference by the query engine and will be included in this limit.

    Valid values: from 1 to 255

    Default value: 40

    Maximum Rows per query

    The maximum number of rows that a list used in a query can have, or that the output of the query can have.

    Valid values: from 1 to 200000

    Default value: 25000

    Maximum Sources per query

    The maximum number of lists that may be used as input to one query.

    Valid values: from 1 to 20

    Default value: 12

    Maximum Calculated Columns per query

    The maximum number of inline calculated columns that can be included in a query, either in the query itself or in any sub-query on which it is based. Calculated columns in the underlying SharePoint Foundation list are not included.

    Valid values: from 0 to 32

    Default value: 10

    Maximum Order by Clauses per query

    The maximum number of Order By clauses in the query.

    Valid values: from 0 to 8

    Default value: 4

    Allow Outer Joins

    Allow left and right outer joins in a query. Inner Joins are always allowed.

    Check box: selected or cleared for Outer Joins allowed.

    Allow Non Remote-able Queries

    Allow queries that cannot be remoted to the database tier to run.

    Check box: selected or cleared for Remotable Queries allowed.

    Maximum Records Per Table

    The maximum number of records that a table in an application can contain.

    Valid values: -1 (indicates no limit), any positive integer

    Default value: 500000

    Application Objects

    Limitations on the types of objects an Access Services application can contain

    Maximum Application Log Size

    The maximum number of records for an Access Services Application Log list.

    Valid values: -1 (indicates no limit), from 1 to any positive integer

    Default value: 3000

    Session Management

    Behavior of Access Database Service sessions

    Maximum Request Duration

    The maximum duration (in seconds) allowed for a request from an application.

    Valid values: -1 (indicates no limit), 1 through 2007360 (24 days)

    Default value: 30

    Maximum Sessions Per User

    The maximum number of sessions allowed per anonymous user. If a user has this many sessions and starts a new session, the user’s oldest session is deleted.

    Valid values: -1 (no limit), from 1 to any positive integer

    Default value: 10

    Maximum Sessions Per Anonymous User

    The maximum number of sessions allowed per user. If a user has this many sessions and starts a new session, the user’s oldest session is deleted.

    Valid values: -1 (no limit), from 1 to any positive integer

    Default value: 25

    Cache Timeout

    The maximum time (in seconds) that a data cache can remain available, as measured from the end of each request for data in that cache.

    Valid values: -1 (indicates no limit), 1 through 2007360 (24 days)

    Default value: 1500

    Maximum Session Memory

    The maximum amount of memory (in MB) that a single session can use.

    Valid values: 0 (disable) through 4095.

    Default value: 64

    Memory Utilization

    Allocation of memory on Access Database Service

    Maximum Private Bytes

    The maximum number of private bytes (in MB) allocated by the Access Database Service process.

    Valid values: -1 (the limit is set to 50% of physical memory on the computer), any positive integer

    Default value: -1

    Templates

    Settings related to template management

    Maximum Template Size

    The maximum size (in MB) allowed for Access Templates (ACCDT).

    Valid values: -1 (no limit), from 1 to any positive integer

    Default value: 30

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