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SharePoint 2010 Service Applications – names and GUIDs

January 18, 2012

Man, they make some stuff so hard. This is absolutely crazy. You create application pools in Central Administrator. You can give them a nice friendly name, like so:

Then you can go to IIS and see the new application pool:

Oh, wait, which one of those is the new one? Wow, that is really useless. Now I have to open PowerShell.

If the image is too small, the PowerShell command is Get-SPServiceApplicationPool | Select Id,Name

The name/GUID issue was never an issue for me, until we were having an issue with Office Web Applications. I was trying to troubleshoot it, and finding this command ended up being a huge pain and a long digression onto Google.

To decipher similar information in MOSS 2007, check here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2410139

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