On local w7 64 bit system. I am trying to hook up the managed meta data service connection. It is asking for some url or address and not sure what to enter for local workstation..

Example Url: "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:sharepoint:service:ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff#authority=urn:uuid:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&authority=https://enterprisefarm.contoso

How do I specify my location workstation?

Also, the Application Pool associated with metadata managed service...is this the same as an IIS application pool? (what security/user context should this run as?)


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tSounds like you are trying Connect option and The option you are trying is not the one that you want. That options is used when you want to consume Managed Metadata service from other farm.

Check if you have Managed Metadat Service application created in _admin/ServiceApplications.aspx. It should have been created by Windows 7 single-click SharePoint installation automatically.

  • Yes, it was created and have uploaded a pic here twitpic.com/38joly (notice it does not have the connecter below the line)
    – dave
    Nov 20, 2010 at 15:41
  • Can you create a New Managed Metadata Service instead of connect option. "New" option would create a service instance (or service proxy) which can then provide service to your web applications. Nov 20, 2010 at 16:01
  • What value do i enter for the address/url/uri when adding a new connection?
    – dave
    Nov 21, 2010 at 15:28
  • As my answer and comments said above.. you DO NOT need to create a connection. If you environment is configured correctly, you should see "New" and "Connect" buttons in the ribbon. When you create New option, you specify Name database server, database name, application pool etc. There is no address/url/uri required because you are NOT connecting to Managed Metadata service provided by other farm. Nov 21, 2010 at 17:58

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