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Unattended Service Account Application ID is not specified or value is invalid value

Published: May 26, 2011

Rule name:   The Unattended Service Account Application ID is not specified or has an invalid value

Summary:   The Unattended Service Account Application ID setting stores an application identifier (ID) in the registered Secure Store Service. The application ID is used to reference the Unattended Service Account credentials. The Unattended Service Account is a single, low-privileged account that Visio Graphics Service impersonates when it connects to data sources external to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, such as Microsoft SQL Server. This account is required to connect to these external data sources. For more information about Visio Graphics Service, see Plan for Visio Services (SharePoint Server 2010) and Plan Visio Services security (SharePoint Server 2010).

Resolution:   Specify a valid application ID value

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is an administrator of the Visio Graphics Service service application and the Secure Store Service service application.

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

  3. On the Service Applications page, click the Secure Store Service service application.

  4. On the Secure Store Service page, record the application ID from the Target Application ID column.

    For more information about the Secure Store Service service application, see Plan the Secure Store Service (SharePoint Server 2010).

  5. On the Service Applications page, click the Visio Graphics service application.

  6. On the Manage the Visio Graphics Service page, click Global Settings.

  7. On the Visio Graphics Service Settings page, in the External Data section, in the Unattended Service Account text box, type the application ID that you recorded in step 4 of this procedure.

  8. Click OK.

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