Managing the Excel Service Application

Most SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise installations will contain an Excel Services service application. If a new service application is needed, it can be created from the Manage Service Applications page on the Central Administration site. The details of each configuration will vary based on the needs of the organization, and the settings for the service application are discussed here from a high level.

A number of tools allow farm administrators to manage the instance of Excel Services, as shown in Figure 26.1. Each of these tools will be important for more complex Excel Services configurations, whereas the farm administrator can most likely leave them at their default settings for simpler implementations ...

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