Missing some Service Application from SharePoint 2013 farm

Missing PowerPoint Automation Services in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Service application are missing from SharePoint Farm

Missing PowerPoint Automation Services in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Service application are missing from SharePoint Farm

When we go to SharePoint Central Administration->Application Management->Manage Service Applications->New menu dropdown – but Word Automation Services and other service applications services are there but we wont have the PowerPoint Autocmation Service in SharePoint 2013


When we use the farm configurator wizard to install all the services, powerpoint conversion service app and workflow service app are installed.  If we elect to configure everything ourself, the option to install these simply doesn’t exist in Central Admin and it happens for SP 2010 and SP 2013 as well

We can use the Farm Configuration Wizard to create them; just we need to check the check-box for the ones we want it to create.

Not all service applications have the property set that allows them to be displayed in the drop-down in the New area of the service application page.  Even 2010 had a few that did that

But still we can create  a new PowerPoint Automation Service application and proxy for SharePoint 2013 using powershell scripts

New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication -Name “PowerPoint Automation Service” -ApplicationPool “SharePoint Web Services Default”

New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplicationProxy -Name “PowerPoint Automation Service” -ServiceApplication “PowerPoint Automation Service”


About Krishana Kumar

Krishana Kumar is SharePoint Architect/Trainer having Architecture experience with high volumes at Enterprise level and global scale - creation of highly scalable solutions with global user base and geographically distributed architectural components. Good knowledge of SharePoint best practices and governance models. I hold Two Master degree in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience working on Microsoft Technologies specially SharePoint, Project, .NET and other Information Worker Technologies. Having good exposer in Client side scripting Angular.js, backbone and Node. I am currently responsible for SharePoint Infrastructure set up and leading teams in various medium and large scale projects, architecting, designing & installing SharePoint farms, developing custom components,, and providing advanced SharePoint administration and development training to teams and customers. I regularly speaks in various SharePoint User Groups and other Events. I have MCSA Windows Azure, MCSA Office 365, MCSE & MCSD SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Certified Developer (MCD) and holds MCPD, MCTIP and MCTS for SharePoint 2010, MCTS MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0, MCPD, MCITP (EPM 2010 & 2007) and MCSD .NET.
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