A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start Stopped Services

When you create a new application in SharePoint 2010, there are several services that may not start automatically. You have to start them otherwise you get errors in the sites. For example, if “State Service” is not started and you try to access an InfoPath form, you get following error:
The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.
To start the stopped services, follow these steps:
1.       Run Central Administration
2.       Click on Configuration Wizard right hand side navigation links and then Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard.
3.       Start the Wizard
4.       Make sure checkbox along with State Service is checked.
5.       Click Next.

Also, some sites may complain about missing features. This is because you have to enable enterprise features in all sites. You can do this by going to central admin site.
1.       Go to central admin site and click “Upgrade and Migration” link.

Figure 1: Upgrade and Migration
2.       Click “Enable Features on Existing Sites” (see figure above)
3.       Now check “Enable all sites in this installation to use the following set of features:”. Enterprise features option will be listed there. Click OK.

Figure 2: Enable features on existing site
To start services individually, do the following:
1.       Go to central admin site and select “System Settings”.
2.       Select “Manage services on server” under “Servers”. You will see services that are stopped. There will be a “Start” link against each of them. Start the services that you want to start here.


Figure 3: Manage services on server