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How to create managed metadata service in SharePoint Online for creating a separate term store. Is there any powershell script as i cant see any out of the box option in admin centre.

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Why do you need a second term store?

I don't think that's possible. It wouldn't fit in Microsofts strategy with SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online is a very standardized product in terms of system architecture and backend services.

But I don't know for sure, though.

  • we are migrating two farms so there are some term groups having same names. if we will migrate them then they are getting merged. Please assist – Adarsh Awasthi Jan 16 at 10:40
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You cannot create a second term store. Your default term store’s name is a random string of text. The reason to me is clear, but documentation from MSFT is lacking. It’s clear to me that many admins are willing to create a multitude of term stores on prem rather than reorganize and possibly break existing ones. Consolidation of these term stores when migrating to Online makes a lot of sense since the future of SharePoint Online is ‘modern sites’. As such, the only way to have consistent navigation across the tenant is to utilize managed metadata navigation.

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It is OOTB limitation of SharePoint Online ( rather i would say it is by design due to multi tenancy structure). In your scenrio, you have to plan it and merge both MMS applications into single term store. I would test with the tools or whatever method being used for migration. Only testing of different combinations will help and make migration successful.

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