SharePoint Managed Metadata Service is not available

At one of our customers we had the error message, that the managed metadata service or the connection is not available. I am not sure, but it may be due to an update we installed a few days earlier.


I read a post which says that the application pool account does not have enough rights to read the registry. The suggestion was to run the following powershell script:

psconfig -cmd secureresources

After i did this, it starts a script similiar to the configuration wizard with three steps and after that we did an issreset. It was working fine after doing this. Hope this helps you some day.

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Karsten Schneider
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He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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