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Configure the SharePoint 2013 service

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2013-10-26
Before configuring the SharePoint 2013 service, ensure the SharePoint server meets the following requirements:
  • The SharePoint server has a DNS A record in the domain in which it is deployed
  • The web service is installed
  • PowerShell remoting is enabled
  • CredSSP authentication is enabled for both Server and Client roles
  • You can initiate a remoting connection with CredSSP authentication from the SharePoint server to the Web and Provisioning servers in your deployment
    Note: For more information about PowerShell remoting and CredSSP authentication requirements, see Plan to deploy the SharePoint service.

Additionally, if you want to provision DNS for customers' SharePoint 2013 sites, ensure the DNS service is enabled and configured. By default, DNS is enabled in the SharePoint 2013 service settings.

To configure the SharePoint 2013 service

Configuring the SharePoint 2013 service includes importing the service package file to the control panel. To import service packages, you must have the Service Schema or All Services Schema security role.

  1. Import the SharePoint 2013 service package into the control panel:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Configuration > System Manager > Service Schema.
    2. Under Services Management, click Import a service.
    3. On the Service Import page, click Browse and locate the SharePoint 2013.package file. Click Open.
    4. Click Preview. Services Manager displays the contents of the file for your review.
    5. Click Import. Services Manager imports the file and reports Import Complete.
  2. Enable the service (top level): From the Services Manager menu bar, select Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment, expand SharePoint 2013, and click Save.
  3. Enable and configure the service (location level):
    1. Under Service Filter, select Active Directory Location Services, choose a Location Filter if applicable, and expand SharePoint 2013.
    2. Click Service Settings, expand Configuration, and specify an Application Pool Account. The account must be an administrator in SharePoint and entered using the exact form as the value returned by the PowerShell cmdlet Get-SPProcessAccount.
    3. Click Apply changes and then click Save to enable the service.
  4. Add the credentials for the SharePoint service account:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Credentials. The Credentials Overview page appears.
    2. In the credentials table, click Add.
    3. In Username and Password, enter the user name and password for the service account.
    4. Leave Encrypted selected to encrypt the credentials as they are displayed on the page and stored in the database.
      Note: Citrix recommends encrypting credentials when Services Manager is deployed in a production environment. Use plain-text credentials only for debugging purposes.
    5. In Domain, enter the FQDN of the service account.
    6. Click Add to save your entries.
  5. Enable the server:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Servers.
    2. If the server where the SharePoint web service is running is not listed, click Refresh Server List.
    3. Expand the entry for the server and verify that Server Enabled is selected.
    4. If you enabled CredSSP client authentication on the SharePoint server using a wildcard (for example, WSMAN/*.domain.com), in Alias, enter the FQDN of the SharePoint server.
  6. Assign server roles for each server to be added to a SharePoint farm:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Roles and then expand the entry for the server.
    2. Under Server Connection Components, select SharePoint 2013.
    3. Under Server Roles, select SharePoint 2013 Farm and then click Save.
  7. Add a server connection:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Connections, click New Connection, and then select or type the following information for the SharePoint WCF service running on the SharePoint 2013 server.
      Server Role
      Choose SharePoint 2013.
      Server
      Choose the server where the SharePoint WCF service is running.
      Credentials
      Choose the credentials for the SharePoint WCF service.
      URL Base
      Defaults to SharePoint2013WSManagement.asmx.
      Protocol
      Defaults to http.
      Port
      Defaults to 8095. If you change the port here, change it also in the Services Manager Web Service.
      Timeout
      Defaults to 200000 milliseconds.
    2. Click Save.
    3. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Connections and click the icon in the Test column for the SharePoint server. The icon turns green for a successful connection. A red icon indicates an unsuccessful connection. Mouse over it for information about the failed connection.

To add and configure SharePoint farms

When you create a SharePoint farm through the control panel, the farm has Foundation licensing by default. You can change the license when you configure the farm. However, after the farm is provisioned to a customer, you cannot modify the license. For more information about SharePoint 2013 licensing, see SharePoint 2013 licensing and Web Apps.

  1. Add a SharePoint farm:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2013 > Farms and then choose a Location.
    2. In the farm table, click Add and perform the following actions:
      1. Enter a user-friendly Farm name.
      2. Choose a Server for the farm.
      3. Select the appropriate Credentials for the farm.
      4. Click Update to save your changes.
      The farm name is visible to customers during resource and site configuration. After a server is allocated to a farm, you cannot allocate it to another farm.
  2. Configure multi-tenancy features on SharePoint farms:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2013 > Farm Configuration. Under Farm Selection, choose a Location and Farm.
    2. Under Managed Account, either choose a domain account or specify the credentials to apply the SharePoint 2013 service account to an existing user. The account specified is used in Steps C and D.
    3. If a Default Web Application was not already created when you installed SharePoint 2013, enter a Web Application Name and Application Pool and then click Create. The default name and application pool is "SharePoint - 80." Use IIS to determine if a default web application was created.
    4. Under Proxy Group, enter a Proxy Group Name, and then click Create. The default proxy group is TenantProxyGroup. The default web application is associated with this proxy group. This step can take several minutes to complete.
    5. Under Site Subscription, complete the settings, and then click Create. If you accept the default settings, the SPSubscription application pool is created, the Farm_SiteSubscriptionSettingsServiceApp service is started, and the Farm_SiteSubscriptionSettingsServiceAppDB database is created. This step can take several minutes to complete.
    6. Under Licensing Configuration, select the SharePoint licensing version you want to apply to the farm and, if applicable, enable MS Office or Project Web Apps capabilities. Click Save.
      Note: Select Edit Office Web Apps or Project Web Apps only if the farm is configured to use Office Web Apps Server or Project Web App, respectively.
  3. Import web templates from a SharePoint farm:
    1. Under Farm Selection, ensure the appropriate Location and Farm are selected.
    2. Under Templates, click Retrieve Web Templates.
    After web templates are stored in the Services Manager database, they can be assigned to a SharePoint site during customer provisioning.

To add and configure SharePoint 2013 feature packs

A SharePoint feature pack is a collection of SharePoint features. Services Manager displays the feature packs configured on a SharePoint farm and enables you to create new feature packs from a list of the features installed on the SharePoint server.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2013 > Feature Packs, choose a Location and Farm, and then click Retrieve Feature Packs.
  2. To add a feature pack, perform the following actions:
    1. Under Management, click New Feature Pack.
    2. In Label, enter a user-friendly name.
    3. Under Available Features, select the SharePoint features you want to include and click Add Features. To add all features included in a SharePoint edition, click Add Foundation, Add Standard, or Add Enterprise.
    4. Click Save.
    The feature pack name is visible to customers during resource configuration. After a feature pack is added, it can be configured for a customer account.