Manage service applications (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-07-25

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 includes a set of service applications that you can use to share services across Web applications. In some cases, you can also share service applications across farms. You can manage service applications by using Central Administration or by using Windows PowerShell 2.0.

The following articles in this section provide general instructions for service applications:

Individual service applications have specific instructions for their creation, configuration, and management. The following table lists articles that describe how to create, configure, and manage specific service applications.


Service application Article

Access Services

Access Services administration

Business Data Connectivity

Business Data Connectivity service administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

Document Conversion

Manage document conversions (SharePoint Server 2010)

Excel Services

Excel Services administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

Managed Metadata Service

Managed metadata administration (SharePoint Server 2010)


PerformancePoint Services administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

Search Service

Enterprise search administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

Secure Store

Configure the Secure Store Service (SharePoint Server 2010)

State Service

Manage the State Service (SharePoint Server 2010)

Visio Graphics Service

Visio Graphics Service administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

User Profile Service

User Profile Service administration (SharePoint Server 2010)