What is Managed Metadata?
Managed metadata is a hierarchical collection of centrally managed terms that you can define, and then use as attributes for items.
You have already created your managed metadata service using the SharePoint wizard then you can completely skip this step. However in a live environment you probably won’t want to use the wizard and create the Managed Metadata service manually so that it has the correct service account.
Setting up Managed Metadata Service
- Open central administration and click on Application Management. Under the Service Applications section, click on Manage Service Applications.
- On the ribbon bar click New and select Managed Metadata Service.
Put the following information in:
- Name: Managed Metadata Service
- Database Server:
(This should be your SharePoint SQL server. Normally entered by default)
- Database Name: SP_Dev_MMS
- Under Application Pool, Create a new application Pool Application Pool Name: MMS_AP
(In my case I have an account already set up called SP_Services, use whatever account you wish that is not your Farm Account or your personal account. Register a new managed account called SP_MMS if you like)
- Content Type Hub: (This is the URL to your Content Hub, please note you will not be able to change this again here in the UI. If you wish to add it later, or change it, you will need to use PowerShell.)
- Report syndication import errors: Ticked
- Add this service application to the farm’s default list: Ticked.
- Click OK
If you have followed the instructions above correctly, you should now see Managed Metadata Service in the Service Application list.
By clicking on this you will now have access to the Term Store Management Tool.