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Service Connection – Configure Service Application Associations by adding a member to a custom group of connections in SharePoint Server 2010.

posted Sep 2, 2015, 12:00 PM by Benny Skogberg
If you have an existing named proxy group of Service Connections, where you want to add members (new connections to new services in a service farm), you need to fire up PowerShell to add new members (connections). At first we need to know the name of the service application proxy group. This is done by a fairly simple PS-command.

Get-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroup | select Name

Next you copy the name of the Service Application Group that you want to add a new member to, and replace the <SA Group Name> with the real name.

$sapg = Get-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroup | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "<SA Group Name>"}

Now you have a reference to the custom group, and need to get the proxy you want to add as a new member.

Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy | select DisplayName, Id

Copy the Id of the ServiceApplicationProxy you want to add and use it as the -Identity parameter

$sap = Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy -Identity 53f7b267-de00-4b7d-a12c-0fb505e94669

Finally add your Proxy to the Proxy Group

Add-SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupMember -Identity $sapg -Member $sap

Check the Web Application Service Connection, and verify that you have successfully added the new member

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