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Install or Uninstall the Power Pivot for SharePoint Add-in (SharePoint 2013)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 is a collection of application server components and back-end services that provide Power Pivot data access in a SharePoint Server 2013 farm. The Power Pivot for SharePoint add-in (spPowerpivot.msi) is an installer package used to install the application server components.

  • The add-in is not required for SharePoint 2010 deployments.

  • The add-in is not required on a single server deployment that includes SharePoint 2013 and Analysis Services in SharePoint mode. The components installed by the add-in are included when you install an Analysis Services server in SharePoint mode. For diagrams of example deployments with the add-in, see Deployment Topologies for SQL Server BI Features in SharePoint

Note: This topic describes installing the Power Pivot solution files and Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration tool. After the installation, see the following topic for information on the configuration tool and additional features, Configure Power Pivot and Deploy Solutions (SharePoint 2013).

For information on how to download spPowerPivot.msi, see Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Power Pivot® for Microsoft SharePoint®.

In this topic:

Applies to: SharePoint 2013
  • Application Server: Power Pivot functionality in SharePoint 2013 includes using workbooks as a data source, scheduled data refresh, and the Power Pivot Management Dashboard.

    Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 is a Microsoft Windows Installer package (spPowerpivot.msi) that deploys Analysis Services client libraries and copies Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 installation files to the computer. The installer does not deploy or configure Power Pivot features in SharePoint. The following components install by default:

    • Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013. This component includes PowerShell scripts (.ps1 files), SharePoint solution packages (.wsp), and the Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 configuration tool to deploy Power Pivot in a SharePoint 2013 farm.

    • Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Analysis Services (MSOLAP).

    • ADOMD.NET data provider.

    • SQL Server Analysis Management Objects.

  • Backend services: If you use Power Pivot for Excel to create workbooks that contain analytical data, you must have Excel Services configured with a BI server running Analysis Services in SharePoint mode to access that data in a server environment. You can run SQL Server Setup on a computer that has SharePoint Server 2013 installed, or on a different computer that has no SharePoint software. Analysis Services does not have any dependencies on SharePoint.

    For more information on installing, uninstalling, and configuring the backend services, see the following:

A recommended best practice is to install spPowerPivot.msi on all servers in the SharePoint farm for configuration consistency, including application servers and web-front end servers. The installer package includes the Analysis Services data providers as well as the Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 configuration tool. When you install spPowerPivot.msi you can customize the installation by excluding individual components.

Data providers: Several SharePoint and SQL Server technologies use the Analysis Services data providers including Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, and Power View. Installing spPowerPivot.msi on all SharePoint servers ensures the full set of Analysis Services data providers and Power Pivot connectivity is consistently available across the farm.

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You must install the Analysis Services data providers on a SharePoint 2013 server using spPowerPivot.msi. Other installer packages available in the SQL Server 2016 Feature Pack are not supported because these packages do not include the SharePoint 2013 support files that the data providers require in this environment.

Configuration Tool: The Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 configuration tool is required on only one of the SharePoint servers. However a recommended best practice in multi-server farms is to install the configuration tool on at least two servers so you have access to the configuration tool if one of the two servers is offline.

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

  • spPowerPivot.msi is 64-bit only, in accordance with the requirements of SharePoint products and technologies.

  • A SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services (SSAS) server in Power Pivot mode. Excel Services will use the SQL Server Analysis Services instance as a Power Pivot server. Analysis Services can run on the local or a remote computer.

  • Permissions: To install Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013, the current user is required to be an administrator on the computer and a SharePoint Farm Administrators group.

  • For more information on Power Pivot for SharePoint requirements and pre-requisites, go to Hardware and Software Requirements for Analysis Services Server in SharePoint Mode.

The spPowerpivot.msi installer package supports both a graphical user interface and a command-line mode. Both methods of installation require that you run the .msi with administrator privileges. After the installation, see the following topic for information on the configuration tool and additional features, Configure Power Pivot and Deploy Solutions (SharePoint 2013).

User interface installation

To install Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 with the graphical user interface, complete the following steps:

  1. Run SpPowerPivot.msi.

  2. Click Next on the Welcome page.

  3. Review and accept the license agreement, then click Next.

  4. On the Feature Selection page, all of the features are selected by default.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Install to install to finish the installation.

Command Line Installation

For a command-line installation, open a command prompt with administrative permissions, and then run the spPowerPivot.msi. For example:

Msiexec.exe /i SpPowerPivot.msi.

To create an installation log, use the standard MsiExec logging switches. The following example creates the log file “Install_Log.txt” using the “v” verbose logging switch.

Msiexec.exe /i SpPowerPivot.msi /L v c:\test\Install_Log.txt  

Quiet Command Line Installation for scripting

You can use the /q or /quiet switches for a “quiet” installation that will not display any dialogs or warnings. The quiet installation is useful if you want to script the installation of the add-in.

System_CAPS_ICON_important.jpg Important


If you use the /q switch for a silent command line installation, the end-user license agreement will not be displayed. Regardless of the installation method, the use of this software is governed by a license agreement and you are responsible for complying with the license agreement.

To perform a quiet installation:

  1. Open a command prompt with administrator permissions.

  2. Run the following command:

    Msiexec.exe /i spPowerPivot.msi /q  
    
    

Command Line Installation to include specific components

The Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration tool is not required on every SharePoint server, however it is recommended to install it on at least two servers so the configuration tool is available when you need it.

When you install the spPowerPivot.msi, you can use the command line options to install specific items, such as the data providers and not the Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration tool. The following command line is an example of installing all components except the configuration tool:

Msiexec /i spPowerPivot.msi AGREETOLICENSE="yes" ADDLOCAL=” SQL_OLAPDM,SQL_ADOMD,SQL_AMO,SQLAS_SP_Common”  

OptionDescription
Analysis_Server_SP_addinPower Pivot Configuration
SQL_OLAPDMMSOLAP
SQL_ADOMDADOMD.net provider
SQL_AMOAMO provider
SQLAS_SP_CommonAnalysis Services common components for SharePoint 2013

Three of the files copied to the hard drive by spPowerPivot.msi are SharePoint solution files. The scope of one solution file is the Web application level while the scope of the other files is the farm level. The files are the following:

  • PowerPivotFarmSolution.wsp

  • PowerPivotFarm14Solution.wsp

  • PowerPivotWebApplicationSolution.wsp

The solution files are copied to the following folder:

ssInstallPathTools\PowerPivotTools\SPAddinConfiguration\Resources

Following the .msi installation, run the Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration Tool to configure and deploy the solutions in the SharePoint farm.

To start the configuration tool:

From the Windows Start screen type “power” and in the Apps search results, click Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration. Note that the search results may include two links because SQL Server setup installs separate Power Pivot configuration tools for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Make sure you start the Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration tool.

two powerpivot configuratoin tools

Or

  1. Go to Start, All Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

  3. Click Configuration Tools.

  4. Click Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration.

For more information on the configuration tool, see Power Pivot Configuration Tools.

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If you uninstall spPowerPivot.msi the data providers and the configuration tool are uninstalled. Uninstalling the data providers will cause the server to be unable to connect to Power Pivot.

You can uninstall or repair Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 using one of the following methods:

  1. Windows control panel: Select Microsoft SQL Server 2016Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013. Click either Uninstall or Repair.

  2. Run the spPowerPivot.msi and select the Remove option or the Repair option.

Command Line: To repair or uninstall Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013 using the command line, open a command prompt with administrator permissions and run one of the following commands:

  • To Repair, run the following command:

    msiexec.exe /f spPowerPivot.msi  
    
    

OR

  • To uninstall, run the following command:

    msiexec.exe /uninstall spPowerPivot.msi  
    
    
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