Sunday, December 19, 2010

How to configure Word Automation Services on SharePoint 2010

Word Automation Services should be installed and started in SharePoint Server 2010 by default.

In order to double check the configuration and/or change it, follow the next steps:

  1. Start SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.

  2.  On the home page of SharePoint 2010 Central Administration, Click Manage Service Applications.

  3. In the Service Applications administration page, service applications are sorted alphabetically. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click Word Automation Services . If you are installing a server farm and have installed Word Automation Services manually, whatever you entered for the name of the service is what you see on this page.

  4. In the Word Automation Services administration page, configure the conversion throughput field to the desired frequency for starting conversion jobs.

  5. As a developer, you may also want to set the number of conversion processes, and to adjust the number of conversions per worker process. If you adjust the frequency with which conversion processes start without adjusting the other two values, and you attempt to convert many documents, you make the conversion process much less efficient. The best value for these numbers should take into consideration the power of your computer that is running SharePoint Server 2010.

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then click OK.

    Notes:

    1. Source of this article is : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff742315.aspx
    2. If you are running SharePoint 2010 foundation (The Free version) than please be noted that the Word Automation Services is not available, you can find it only on the Standard or Enterprise version of SharePoint 2010.