I'm getting ready to configure the business data connectivity service on central admin


  • Does it matter which existing application pool I choose to use?

  • I don't have a testing environment, so is this something I should do during non business hour? ( looks like the existing application services have their own application pool)

  • Does it matter if I use an existing managed account or do I need to register a new managed account for this service?

Thanks in advance ( below is pic of our App. Pools)

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2 Answers 2


Please use SharePoint Web Services System. Its recommended to use less application pool. There is no impact on other application.




For your questions:

  1. You can use existing application pool.

  2. There is no need to configure Business Data Connectivity Service in non-business hours.

  3. You can use either existing managed account or create a new managed account.

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