Issue configuring multiple Managed Metadata Service Applications

Rene Wagner 156 Reputation points
2022-03-11T01:47:14.063+00:00

Hi,

I have a SharePoint farm (on-prem) with 2 web applications. I would like to set up a separate Managed Metadata Service application to use with each web application, so that I can maintain separate Term Sets. So I created a second Managed Metadata Service application and then created a custom Service Connection Association for each web application, connecting the first web application with the default Managed Metadata Service application, and the second web application with the new Managed Metadata Service application. All that worked with no errors.

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However, when I access the service applications in Central Admin (no matter which one I click on), both will display the same term store entries, and the "Available Service Applications" drop down (where I am supposed to be able to select which term store I want to see) only contains an option for the default Managed Metadata Service application.

Any idea what I might be missing? Is there an additional configuration step needed to make both service applications accessible?

Thanks

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,461 Reputation points
    2022-03-16T08:47:26.897+00:00

    Hi @Rene Wagner
    Per my test, I could make it on my server just by creating several Managed Metadata Service application and associate them to different web application as you did.

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    I have not reproduced this issue and also could not find any articles to explain it, this is weird and we suggest you open a ticket with Microsoft, more professional will assist you.


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  2. Rene Wagner 156 Reputation points
    2022-03-21T15:37:27.377+00:00

    OK -- I found the issue. When I created my service application I deselected the option "Add this service application to the farm's default list" thinking it related to the Content Type Hub settings, and not realizing that it was a separate setting unrelated to the content type hub settings.

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    This post (https://info.summit7.us/blog/lessons-learned-the-hard-way-managing-multiple-managed-metadata-services) provided me with the clue.

    Thanks for you help.


  3. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,461 Reputation points
    2022-04-07T01:59:53.583+00:00

    Hi @Rene Wagner
    I'm glad to hear you solve the problem ,if you have any issue about SharePoint, you are welcome to raise a ticket in this forum.

    By the way, since the Microsoft Q&A community has a policy that "The question author cannot accept their own answer. They can only accept answers by others.". and according to the scenario introduced here: Answering your own questions on Microsoft Q&A, I would make a brief summary of this thread:

    Issue configuring multiple Managed Metadata Service Applications

    Issue Symptom:
    when access the service applications in Central Admin (no matter which one I click on), both will display the same term store entries, and the "Available Service Applications" drop down (where I am supposed to be able to select which term store I want to see) only contains an option for the default Managed Metadata Service application.

    Current status:
    Due to deselected the option "Add this service application to the farm's default list"
    This issue has been resolved

    You could click the "Accept Answer" button for this summary to close this thread, and this can make it easier for other community member's to see the useful information when reading this thread. Thanks for your understanding!


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