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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Creating a custom service application proxy group

Service application proxy groups organize which service applications are consumed by a web application. To make this functionality beneficial, it is recommended to name these groups in a logical manner. In this recipe, we will create a custom name for an application proxy group.

When creating a service application, it will automatically be assigned to the default proxy group. Out of the box, there are two application proxy groups:

  • Default
  • Custom

It is possible to assign a service application to a custom proxy group. The benefit of creating custom proxy groups are:

  • Greater flexibility for creating a set of services for a web application.
  • More efficient use of resources such as hardware.
  • A proxy group ...

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