SharePoint 2019 Office Web Apps Server

Mahadev Prasad 81 Reputation points

Hi Experts,

I have SharePoint 2019 on prem along with "Office Web Apps Server" . I have some query related to Office Web Apps Server.

  1. How can we see the configuration for "Office Web Apps Server"?
  2. Can we open Visio files in Office Web Apps Server?
  3. Is there any separate license is required for "Office Web Apps Server" ?
  4. Where we can update the license information for same ?
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SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server: A family of Microsoft on-premises document management and storage systems.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Trevor Seward 11,521 Reputation points MVP

    You cannot use Office Web Apps server with SharePoint Server 2019. You instead need Office Online Server. You can get OOS from the Volume Licensing Service Center under the Microsoft Office client products. Your users must be licensed with an Office Pro Plus with Software Assurance or M365 subscription that provides Office client. OOS can be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016 with Desktop Experience -- Win Svr 2019 and Windows Core are not supported. You must install OOS on its own server not shared with any other application, such as SharePoint.

    Visio is not supported by OOS; that is a SharePoint Enterprise feature. You need to create a Visio Services service application and start the Visio Service Instance on the appropriate servers (front ends).

    As always, contact your Microsoft TAM, VAR, or licensing specialist for any licensing questions. You can search the PUR for specific licensing information, though again you should reach out to Microsoft or a reseller.

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