I created a new Managed Metadata Service. I created a new DB for it and new application pool. Everything works just fine from the Central Administration.
However, once I open the Site Settings for the site collection, and I try accessing the Term Store Management Tool, I get this message:
The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator.
Also, there are no choices to choose from the Available Service Applications drop down menu. In other words, my site collection does not recognize the Managed Metadata Service at all.
So how do I solve this?
... If anyone asks, I have only one Managed Metadata Service.