Install master data services 2012 without profile RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm facing couple of challenges. Here is what I did...

    I have created DB say 'MDM' on 2012 DB server.

    1 .I have selected 'MDM', when I see 'Apply' button, which is not enabled. The reason, it is asking to create profile, which is not allowed in my org. Is profile compulsory? Without creating profile, can't we use master data services / 'MDM'?

    2. I don't have IIS on DB server, and I can't install as it is not permitted. So can I install master data services on App server and select 'MDM' DB? Will this work?

    • Edited by kdinuk Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:55 PM
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:54 PM


  • Hi Kdinuk,

    According to your description, you want to know if the profile is must or not for installing master data services, right?

    Based on my research, there are some prerequisites when install MDS.

    • Verify installation requirements
    • Configure the required roles, role services, and features
    • Review language support considerations

    And there is no profile prerequisite list on the document, in your scenario, please ensure that the steps to install MDS are correct, please refer to the link below to see the details.


    Charlie Liao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Charlie Liao Monday, January 25, 2016 9:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by Charlie Liao Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:34 AM
    Thursday, January 7, 2016 9:22 AM