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Configure the SharePoint 2010 service

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2013-05-07

The SharePoint 2010 service has one standard user plan (named Full) that is applied to all users. The standard user plan assigns users to a specific Active Directory security group which does not affect user access within the SharePoint site. You do not need to manage the individual users in the SharePoint application. Active Directory Domain Services manages the users for you.

The SharePoint 2010 service includes twelve customer plans that support common configurations. You can disable the default plans and create new ones. However, you cannot switch to a different customer plan after provisioning a customer. For details about the default customer plan properties and patterns, see SharePoint Default Customer Plans.

To configure the SharePoint 2010 service

  1. Enable the service (top level): From the Services Manager menu bar, select Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment, expand SharePoint 2010, and click Save.
  2. 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 2010.
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Enable the server:
    1. From the main menu, choose Configuration > System Manager > Servers.
    2. If the server where the SharePoint WCF service is running is not listed, click Refresh Server List.
    3. Expand the entry for the server and verify that Server Enabled is selected.
  5. Assign server roles for each server to be added to a SharePoint farm:
    1. From the main menu, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Roles and then expand the entry for the server.
    2. Under Server Connection Components, select SharePoint 2010.
    3. Under Server Roles, select SharePoint 2010 Farm and then click Save.
  6. 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 2010 server.
      Server Role
      Choose SharePoint 2010.
      Server
      Choose the server where the SharePoint WCF service is running.
      Credentials
      Choose the credentials for the SharePoint WCF service.
      URL Base
      Enter /sharepoint2010/sharepoint.svc.
      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 main menu, 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

  1. Add SharePoint farms:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2010 > Farms and then choose a Location.
    2. Click Add, enter a user-friendly Farm name, choose a Server for the farm, and then click Update. 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 2010 > Farm Configuration and then choose a Location and Farm.
    2. Under Managed Accounts, either choose a domain account or specify the credentials to apply the SharePoint 2010 service account to an existing user. The account specified is used in the next two steps.
    3. If a default web application is not already created, create one. Use IIS to determine if a default web application was created during the SharePoint 2010 installation.
    4. Under Proxy Group, enter a Proxy Group Name, and then click Create. 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. The site subscription tenant service starts. This step can take several minutes to complete.
  3. To import web templates from a farm: From the SharePoint 2010 Farm Configuration page, 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 feature packs

A SharePoint feature pack is a collection of SharePoint features. The 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 2010 > Feature Packs, choose a Location and Farm, and then click Retrieve Feature Packs.
  2. To add a feature pack, click New Feature Pack, enter a user-friendly Name, and add the features for the feature pack. You can add the features individually or click a default feature pack (such as foundation or enterprise). The Name is visible to customers during resource configuration. After a feature pack is added, it can be configured for a customer account.

To enable DNS for the SharePoint 2010 service

Before you enable DNS for the SharePoint 2010 service and configure DNS provisioning, the DNS service must be enabled and configured.
Important: The SharePoint 2010 service enables you to manage only one DNS record type at a time for SharePoint sites. Do not change the DNS record type after SharePoint sites have been created. Changing the DNS record type can result in duplicate DNS records being created for each site.
  1. Enable DNS for the SharePoint 2010 service:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, select Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment.
    2. Under Service Filter, select Active Directory Location Services and choose a Location Filter, if applicable.
    3. Expand SharePoint 2010 and then click Service Settings.
    4. In DNS Record Type, select A Record or CNAME Record for the SharePoint server as appropriate.
    5. Click Save.
  2. Enable DNS provisioning:
    1. From the Services Manager bar, Configuration > System Manager > Servers.
    2. Select the SharePoint server from the server list and perform one of the following actions:
      • To enable A Record provisioning, in External IP Address, enter the IP address of the SharePoint server.
      • To enable CNAME Record provisioning, in External Name, enter the FQDN of the SharePoint server.
  3. Click Save.