Create a Custom Service Connection Group for a SharePoint 2013 Web ApplicationIn my last post, I explained how to add items to the default service connection group (Application Proxy Group) for a web application by using PowerShell. I also described how to use the [custom] group to create application proxy group specific to a single web application. In this post, I'll walk you through the process for creating a custom service connection group that can be reused for multiple web applications. For example, you might want to have a Projects Group in addition to the default connection group.
You can create this group easily using PowerShell by following these steps:
- Run the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as an administrator.
- Create the new service connection group using the following PowerShell:
$New = New-SpServiceApplicationProxyGroup -Name "My New Group"
- Next, get a list of the current service application proxies:
Get-SpServiceApplicationProxy | Select DisplayName,Id
- Copy the Id of each service application proxy that you want to include in your new connection group and add it to a text file with the values separated by commas.
- Now add the comma separated list of proxies as members to your new group (where $New is the name of your connection group):
Add-SpServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember $New -Member <Your list of comma separated Ids>
- Your connection group is now added in Central Administration and can be assigned as desired.
Remember, you can remove connection group members by using:
Remove-SpServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember $New -Member <Your list of comma separated Ids>
And, you can remove service connection groups using:
Remove-SpServiceApplicationProxyGroup -Name "<friendly name in quotes or id of your group"
Both of these command require confirmation before executing.