SharePoint 2010 Cookbook: How to Deploy Office Web Apps on SharePoint 2010

Office Web Apps is the online companion to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote applications. It enables users, regardless of location, to view and edit documents. Office Web Apps give users a browser-based viewing and editing experience providing a representation of an Office document in the browser. When a user selects an Office document that is stored in a SharePoint document library, the document opens directly in the browser. When an Office Web App user selects the Edit in Word, Edit in Excel, Edit in PowerPoint, or Edit in OneNote button on the toolbar, the document opens in the associated Office client application (if it has been installed on the client computer).

For our examples: The SharePoint 2010 Server is VNGSP2010SQL (Port Central Admin: 55555)

On VNGWIN2012:

  1. Install Office Web Apps Server software from the
    • From the root folder of the Office Web Apps files, run the file to setup:

    • On the Enter your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue:

    • On the Choose a file location page, click Install Now and Close when it has completed:

    • On the Run Configuration Wizard page, ensure that the Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now check box is selected, and then click Close to start the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard:

    • On the “Configuration Successful” page, click Finish:

  2. Go to Central Administration (http://vngsp2010sql:55555) to start Excel Calculation Services, PowerPoint Service, and Word Viewing Service, then click Start on Manage services on server:

  3. To create the service applications and the service application proxies in Central Administration (http://vngsp2010sql:55555) > Application Management, click Manage service applications.
    • Create new PowerPoint Service Application.
      • On the Manage Service Applications page, click New, and then click PowerPoint Service Application:

      • In the Name box, type ‘PowerPoint Service‘ and Create new application pool (‘spWebAppPool‘), then click OK:

    • Create new Word Viewing Service.
      • On the Manage Service Applications page, click New, and then click Word Viewing Service:

      • In the Name box, type ‘WordView Service‘, click Use existing application pool (‘spWebAppPool‘), and click OK:

    • Create new Excel Services Application.
      • On the Manage Service Applications page, click New, and then click Excel Services Application:

      • In the Name box, type ‘Excel Service‘, click Use existing application pool (‘spWebAppPool‘), and click OK:

    • All services are created as:

  4. Go to http://vngsp2010sql > Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Collection Administration > Site collection features to activate the Office Web Apps feature:

  5. Verify that Office Web Apps is working opening an Office document in a SharePoint 2013 document library,
    • Go to the site http://vngsp2010sql and upload the file ‘Financial firms to set targets for female board members.docx’ in Shared Documents library:

    • Click on ‘Financial firms to set targets for female board members‘ to open the file. It can be viewed in anny supported Web browser:

    • And you can now choose to Edit in Word or Edit in Browser:

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