I am getting an error while trying to create a service application for PowerPoint Automation Service

PS C:\Windows\system32> New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication -Name "PowerPoint Automation Service" -ApplicationPool "SharePoint Web Services Default"

New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication : Invalid application pool specified At line:1 char:1 + New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication -Name "PowerPoint Automation Servic ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Offic...viceApplicat
ion:NewSPPowerPoint...viceApplication) [New-SPPowerPoin...viceApplication] , InvalidOperationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Office.Server.PowerPoint.PowerShell.Ne

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Make sure to add the name of an existing application pool, the one from the TechNet article is just an example that should be replace with an existing one.

To get a list of the application pools in your environment you can use Get-SPServiceApplicationPool detailed here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607544.aspx

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