How to Manage Your Services in SharePoint 2010 - dummies

How to Manage Your Services in SharePoint 2010

By Emer McKenna, Kevin Laahs, Veli-Matti Vanamo

Part of SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In SharePoint 2010, the context-sensitive Ribbon menu on the Manage Service Applications page in Central Administration enables you to manage all your SharePoint service applications easily from a single place. The content on the management pages varies by Web service, but the basic method of accessing the pages is the same. Follow these steps to access the management pages of a service application by using Central Administration in SharePoint 2010:

  1. Navigate to the Central Administration home page.

  2. In the Application Management section, click Manage Service Applications.

  3. From the Manage Service Applications page, select the service application that you want to manage.

    When you select a service application, the Manage command on the Ribbon menu activates.

  4. In the Ribbon menu, click Manage; in the page that appears, configure the service application as desired.

    A page appears that’s specific to the type of service application you’re managing. For example, if you’re managing a Search Service application, the appropriate Search Administration page appears.

  5. Click OK to save any changes to the service application.

    If you made configuration changes when you were managing the service application, you must save the changes before they can take effect.