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Renaming the SharePoint service application pool

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  • Hello all,

    I have created multiple SP search service applications and for each search service application, I have created two application pools (Admin & Query) and in the IIS manager the application pools associated with service application worker processes are named with GUID's. So can I rename the service application pools on the servers, Is it recommended? 


    Yashwanth Mannem

    Monday, May 14, 2012 3:39 PM

Answers

  • I would not recommend you to do that, however it will still work but when you do the patch install and then run the configuration wizard it will give you errors and would put the pool in the stop phase.


    :)

    Monday, May 14, 2012 3:49 PM
  • No, it is not recommended to rename the application pools in IIS. When you create a service application pool (as opposed to a web application pool whose names are the same as what is provided when you create them), SharePoint creates the IIS application pool with a GUID. Renaming the application pool could cause SharePoint to not be able to see it any longer.

    SharePoint uses the service application pool name that you specify internally. You can see the names when selecting a service application pool either in the UI or PowerShell.


    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Specialist

    Monday, May 14, 2012 3:51 PM

All replies

  • I would not recommend you to do that, however it will still work but when you do the patch install and then run the configuration wizard it will give you errors and would put the pool in the stop phase.


    :)

    Monday, May 14, 2012 3:49 PM
  • No, it is not recommended to rename the application pools in IIS. When you create a service application pool (as opposed to a web application pool whose names are the same as what is provided when you create them), SharePoint creates the IIS application pool with a GUID. Renaming the application pool could cause SharePoint to not be able to see it any longer.

    SharePoint uses the service application pool name that you specify internally. You can see the names when selecting a service application pool either in the UI or PowerShell.


    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Specialist

    Monday, May 14, 2012 3:51 PM