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Step 1: Configure Service Applications

Posted by Paul on July 19, 2014

(This is a part of the article-series Configure App Catalog)

We need to create the following 2 service applications:

1. App Management service application

2. Subscription Settings service application

Open Central Administration > Manage service applications.

If you cannot see App Management service application, you need to create one using the new button.


You can ensure the App Management service is created. This service is required to store App licenses and validity of the App requests.


Second service application would be Subscription Settings service application. This service application cannot be created from the toolbar as there is no menu item provided. You need to use the following PowerShell script to create it.

if ((Get-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell” -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null)


Add-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell”


New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -ApplicationPool “SharePoint Web Services Default” -Name “Subscription Settings Service Application” -DatabaseName “SubscriptionDatabase” | New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplicationProxy

After running the script you can see the service application created as shown below.


Ensure Services are Running

You can ensure the required services are running using the following link.



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