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SharePoint 2013 Visio Services

One of the services that I hardly ever look at is Visio, so i decided to provision an instance on my SP2013 beta test server and take a look

Within Central Admin the provisioning process is pretty much the same as 2010.

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For this Service Application I created a new managed account and app pool and provisioned the Service Application,

At first the service wouldn’t display a Visio web diagram (.vdw)

Not a very handy error

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but the Event Log sheds more light on this

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Go to Services on Server and start the Visio Service (it really bugs me that SharePoint 2010 doesn’t do this, looks like 2013 is the same)

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After trying again, another error

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Once again the event log shows what happened here, the managed account I created for the Visio Service Application has no access to the content db where the Visio diagram is.

 

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so the same fix as SharePoint 2010 is needed here.

$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://teams

$webApp.GrantAccessToProcessIdentity("SP\SPSrvAcc")

A look in SQL shows that the Service Account SP\SrvAcc now has the SPDataAccess role on the database WSS_Content_Teams database

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Finally we have a Visio Web Diagram available in the browser.

 

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so not much different from 2010 from this Point of view.

 

Happy SharePointing.

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