Configure services and service applications in SharePoint Server


Applies to: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-10-06

Summary: Learn how to configure services for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016.

In SharePoint Server, you can configure individual services independently, and you can implement only the services that your organization needs.

Deployed services are named service applications. A service application provides a resource that you can share across sites in a farm or sometimes across multiple farms, and users can access them through a hosting web application. Service applications are associated to web applications by service application connections.

The following articles about how to configure services for SharePoint Server are available to view online.


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