Work Management Service - Fine Print

Posted on 5/2/2013 @ 7:58 AM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 1279 views

You know that fancy work management service? I’m actually a big fan of it.
It gathers all your tasks from SharePoint sites, Exchange, and Project server, and shows them to you in a neat unified view in your MySite. That’s awesome!

But, you need to be aware of some #FFP (fun fine print).

  1. The work management service requires search service application, and user profile service application to be provisioned.
  2. The service account being used for the work management service, needs full control to the user profile service application, and it needs to use the same account as the web applications are using for the application pool identity.

This means, if you introduce isolation between Web applications by introducing multiple application pools, and multiple user accounts, you are effectively creating partitions between the universe of tasks that can be aggregated – also you will have to provision multiple work management service instances.

Fun huh?

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