Configure services (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, individual services can be configured independently, and you can implement only the services that your organization needs. For information about how to start, stop, and configure services, see Manage services on the server (SharePoint Server 2010).

Services that are deployed are named service applications. A service application provides a resource that can be shared across sites within a farm or sometimes across multiple farms, and can be accessed by users through a hosting Web application. Service applications are associated to Web applications by service application connections. For more information about managing and publishing service applications, see Service application and service management (SharePoint Server 2010).

For more information about service applications and services, see Technical diagrams (SharePoint Server 2010).


If you plan to use Office Web Apps, you must install and configure them to work with SharePoint 2010 Products. For more information, see Office Web Apps (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products).

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