Two Excel Services Apps

Aug 24, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I noticed that when enabling Office Web Apps using AutoSPInstaller, two Excel SA's get created. By default the names are, "Excel Services Application" for the normal one and then "Excel Calculation Services" for the OWA apps. Can these be combined? Any reason to have two?

Aug 26, 2011 at 11:22 PM

No I think normally you'd only need the OWA Excel App if you didn't already have Enterprise Edition of SP2010. Pretty sure you would just end up with duplicate Excell apps if you enabled both in the XML file. I suppose I could change the default names of the apps in the XML so they're the same, that way it would detect the existing app and not re-create a second one...?


Aug 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Yes - I don't see any reason for two. I deleted one and everything continues to work perfectly.