Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SharePoint 2013: How to Configure State Service Application using PowerShell

Last Updated March 28, 2014 


This post describes how to configure the SharePoint Server 2013 State Service Application using PowerShell.


1)  Document the Naming Convention
Document a naming convention for each of the State Service Application components.
Application Pool Service Account:  Domain\SvcAccount (this should already be created)
Application Pool: SvcApp_SPServiceApplicationPool_02 (this should already be created)
Service Application:  SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01
Service Application Database:  SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01_DB_01
Service Application Proxy:  SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01_Proxy_01
2)  Open the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as Administrator.

3)  Verify the Name of the Application Pool.
Get-SPServiceApplicationPool | Select Name

4)  Set the Service Application Pool in a variable.

$SvcAppPool02 = Get-SPServiceApplicationPool "SvcApp_SPServiceApplicationPool_02"

5)  Create the Service Application and assign it to the Application Pool.
New-SPStateServiceDatabase -Name SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01_DB_01 | New-SPStateServiceApplication -Name SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01 | New-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy -Name SvcApp_SPStateServiceApplication_01_Proxy_01 | -DefaultProxyGroup
6) Verify State Service Application.
Get-SPStateServiceApplication | Select Name

7)  Verify State Service Database.
Get-SPStateServiceDatabase | Select Name

9) Verify State Service Application Proxy.
Get-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy | Select Name


Microsoft TechNet (2012).  New-SPStateServiceApplication.  Retrieved November 27, 2012 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff608084.aspx.

Microsoft TechNet (2012).  Service application cmdlets in SharePoint 2013.  Retrieved November 27, 2012 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee906561.aspx.

Microsoft TechNet (2012).  SharePoint 2013 - Service Applications.  Retrieved November 27, 2012 from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12512.sharepoint-2013-service-applications.aspx.

Microsoft TechNet (2012).  State service and session state cmdlets in SharePoint 2013.  Retrieved November 27, 2012 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee890113.aspx.

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