Setting Up the Subscription Settings Service Application in SharePoint 2013

Here’s a little tip that’s not particularly brilliant, but just useful, as you start working with the new application model in SharePoint 2013.  You always need a subscription settings service application, but it’s one of those things that you cannot create in the UI.  So just keep a bookmark to this post and come back as needed for a little copy and paste.  This brief PowerShell snippet will create service application and proxy in one fell swoop:

New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -ApplicationPool “SharePoint Web Services Default” -Name “Subscription Settings Service Application” -DatabaseName “SubscriptionSettingsDB” | New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplicationProxy

Once you’ve created the Subscription Settings service application, you can go configure your application domain in Central Admin.

One thought on “Setting Up the Subscription Settings Service Application in SharePoint 2013

  1. this command giving following error:
    command :
    PS C:\Windows\system32> New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -ApplicationPool “SDefaultAppPool” -Name “Subscription Settings Service Application” -DatabaseName “SubscriptionSettingsDB” | New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplicationProxy

    Error :
    ew-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication : The term ‘New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication’ is not
    ecognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if
    path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    t line:1 char:1
    New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -ApplicationPool “SDefaultAppPool” …
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (New-SPSubscript…viceApplication:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException


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