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Office Web Apps Server 2013 – SharePoint Server 2013 Integration

Office Web Apps enables users to view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files using a supported web browser on computers and mobile devices. While this piece focuses on the integration of Office Web Apps Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013, OWA is as well available through SharePoint Online and Office 365, SkyDrive, and Office 2013.

Below are the steps I have followed to integrate Office Web Apps Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.

  1. Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013. In this instance, I am running a SharePoint Server 2013 RTM, Windows Server 2012, and SQL Server 2012.
  2. Install Office Web Apps Server 2013 in a distinct server. Office Web Apps Server could not be installed on a SharePoint server.
  3. Activate Web Server Role, Application Server Role, and Ink and Handwriting Services Feature in the Office Web Apps server.
  4. Deploy Office Web Apps Server 2013 using the guidance provided at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455.aspx .
  5. Configure SharePoint Server 2013 to use Office Web Apps 2013 using the guidance provided at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687.aspx.

At this point, we could now enjoy viewing and editing our Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files using a web browser on computers and mobile devices.

Hoping that I have shared some points on SharePoint.

What Microsoft Office 365 Means?

What Microsoft Office 365 means to me? What it means to us?



  • It’s SharePoint in cloud
  • It’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint in cloud
  • It’s Office Web Apps – where we can create and edit our Office documents on web browser
  • It’s accessing your data anytime, anywhere
  • It’s email on the web
  • It’s my own calendar shared with teammates
  • It’s web conferencing. Instant messaging, and presence
  • It’s file sharing and storage
  • It’s a web site for your business
  • It’s Microsoft protecting your data
  • It’s allowing external access without compromising security
  • It’s less time spending for server maintenance
  • It’s keeping everything up-to-date
  • It’s mobility
  • It’s one system for everything

Office Web Apps on Domain Controller

A year ago, I had an occasion to explore and publish a piece on Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2010. Only last week that I was forced to setup a SharePoint 2010 and Office Web Apps on a domain controller. Not a recommended practice, but I need to do it for some reasons.

After successfully installing and configuring the Office Web Apps, I have attempted viewing a Word document and a PowerPoint presentation in a browser. Unfortunately, it fired the following error:


After executing the following script using SharePoint 2010 Management Shell, thanks to Jie Li’s article, the Office Web Apps started functioning normally on a domain controller:

To enable Word Web App:
$e = Get-SPServiceApplication | where {$_.TypeName.Equals(“Word Viewing Service Application”)}
$e.WordServerIsSandboxed = $false

To enable PowerPoint Web App:
Get-SPPowerPointServiceApplication | Set-SPPowerPointServiceApplication -EnableSandboxedViewing $false
Get-SPPowerPointServiceApplication | Set-SPPowerPointServiceApplication -EnableSandboxedEditing $false

NOTE: You need to answer “Y” after each command. Don’t forget to execute IISRESET after the commands above.

Hope it helps!

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