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Test Lab Guide: Configure PerformancePoint Services

SharePoint 2013

Published: December 18, 2012

Summary: Learn how to configure PerformancePoint Services in a test lab environment.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

This article explains how to setup PerformancePoint Services in a test lab that is based on the Configure SharePoint Server 2013 Preview in a Three-Tier Farm test lab guide.

Important Important:

This scenario applies only to Microsoft TechNet Test Lab Guides.

In this article:

Scenario overview

This test lab guide explains how to configure PerformancePoint Services. This includes:

  • Creating an Active Directory account for the application pool under which the PerformancePoint Services service application will run

  • Registering that account as a managed account in SharePoint Server 2013

  • Starting the PerformancePoint Service

  • Creating a PerformancePoint Services service application

Before you begin

Before starting, make sure you have completed the steps in Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm, including the prerequisite test lab guides discussed in that document. This test lab uses the three-tier infrastructure that is created in the Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm test lab guide.

Important Important:

To take advantage of the new Business Intelligence features, you must install SQL Server 2012 on SQL1. You cannot use SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL1.

You must also complete the steps in Test Lab Guide: Create a Business Intelligence Baseline Environment, as the PerformancePoint Services configuration steps require the user accounts created in that test lab guide.

Create an account for the application pool

The first step in deploying PerformancePoint Services is to create an account in the Active Directory directory service to run the application pool for the PerformancePoint Services service application. Use the following procedure to create the account.

To create an account for the application pool

  1. Log in to DC1 by using the CORP\User1 account.

  2. On the DC1 virtual machine, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand the CORP.local node.

  4. Right-click Users, click New, and then click User.

  5. In the Full name box and the User logon name box, type PPSAppPool.

  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Password and Confirm password boxes, type a password for the account.

  8. Clear the User must change password at next logon check box.

  9. Select the Password never expires check box.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Click Finish.

  12. Log off DC1.

Once the Active Directory account has been created, it must be registered in SharePoint Server 2013 before it can be used to run an application pool. Use the following procedure to register the account.

To register a managed account

  1. Log on to APP1 by using the CORP\USER1 account.

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, and then click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  3. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site home page, in the left navigation, click Security.

  4. On the Security page, under General Security, click Configure managed accounts.

  5. On the Managed Accounts page, click Register Managed Account.

  6. In the User name box, type CORP\PPSAppPool.

  7. In the Password box, type the password for the CORP\PPSAppPool account.

  8. Click OK.

By default, the application pool account does not have the required access to the SharePoint content database. Access to this database is required by PerformancePoint Services. Use the following procedure to grant the required database access to the application pool account.

To grant content database access to the managed account

  1. On APP1, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, right-click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell, and then click Run as Administrator.

  2. At the Windows PowerShell Command Prompt, type the following and press Enter after each line:

    $w = Get-SPWebApplication -identity http://WFE1
    $w.GrantAccessToProcessIdentity("CORP\PPSAppPool")
    

Once you have granted database access to the application pool account, you must start the PerformancePoint Service. This is the SharePoint Server 2013 service that performs all processing and activities associated with PerformancePoint Services.

You must start this service on at least one application server. In a production environment, you would choose a server or servers on which to run the service, depending on your capacity requirements.

Use the following procedure to start the PerformancePoint Service.

To start the PerformancePoint Service

  1. On the Central Administration home page, under System Settings, click Manage services on server.

  2. Above the Service list, click the Server drop-down, and then click Change Server.

    Note that the application server, APP1, is listed together with SQL1. In a farm that has multiple application servers, you would use this dialog box to select the server where you want to run Secure Store Service, and then start the service as shown later in this article.

  3. Click APP1.

  4. In the Service list, click Start next to PerformancePoint Service.

Once the PerformancePoint Service has been started, you must create a PerformancePoint Services service application. Use the following procedure to create the service application.

To create a PerformancePoint Services service application

  1. On the Central Administration home page, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, click New, and then click PerformancePoint Service Application.

  3. In the Name section, type PerformancePoint Services in the box.

  4. Select the Add this service application’s proxy to the farm’s default proxy list check box.

  5. Select the Create new application pool option and type PPSAppPool in the Application pool name box.

  6. Select the Configurable option and, from the drop-down list, select CORP\ppsapppool.

  7. Click Create.

  8. When the service application has been successfully created, click OK.

When you have completed all of the previous procedures, PerformancePoint Services is operational and ready to use. The next step is to configure security access to your data sources. The following lab covers configuring security access by using Secure Store Service:

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