Basically everything is in the title. The Managed Metadata Service in the CA is currently disabled, but the Managed Metadata service application is working as expected.

Is that normal ? Shouldn't the service still be enabled ?

Thank you for your answers :)

  • can you add some screen shot, where you saw it is disable? how many server in the farm, may be you are looking on a server it is disable but on other server it is running? – Waqas Sarwar MVP May 13 '14 at 18:22
  • any update on the issue? – Waqas Sarwar MVP May 15 '14 at 5:34

There are two things you can double check: First, go to the Central admin -> Application Management -> Manage Services on server -> make sure that Manage Metadata Web Service is started enter image description here Second, in application management -> select Service Application -> and make sure that you have already had the Managed Metadata service enter image description here


You may have the service deployed and running on more than 1 SharePoint Server.

Check "Services on Server" for each of the SharePoint machines in the farm.

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  • Just realised this is an OLLLLD question! Not sure why it was at the top of the front page! – Nullldata Jul 31 '19 at 13:42
  • The question is "bumped to the homepage" by system – Mark L Sep 16 '19 at 1:36

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