what is the reason that the menu service application => new in CA is showing only

  • App Management
  • Business Data
  • Secure Store

new service application menu

? And can we get the metadata service into this menu anyhow?

  • what is your permission level? what version of sharepoint you are using? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 25 '16 at 13:59
  • system account / farm admin on SP2013 (15.0.4815.1000) – Celophysis Aug 25 '16 at 14:04
  • Sharepoint 2013 server or foundation? MMS is not available for foundation. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 25 '16 at 14:28

Looks like you are using SharePoint foundation 2013 and Managed Metadata service is not offered for foundation.

Please check this technet for more about comparison between the SharePoint versions.


  • omg yes, thanks Waqas, I didn't recognize that it is a Foundation – Celophysis Aug 26 '16 at 6:42

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