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SharePoint Server 2010 Administration 24 Hour Trainer by Clint Richardson, Martin Reid, Bill Crider

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Chapter 32

Configuring PerformancePoint Services

In Lesson 33 you will get an introduction to how PerformancePoint works from a SharePoint perspective. In this lesson you learn how to set up and configure the PerformancePoint Services application. At one time PerformancePoint was a distinct product, but with this new version it is an integral part of SharePoint 2010 and enables you to build highly informative and interactive Business Intelligence (BI) SharePoint sites.

Activating Business Intelligence Features

Before you can use PerformancePoint there are several configuration steps that must be completed:

  • Set up and configure the Secure Store Service if you haven't already done so.
  • Create the PerformancePoint Services application.
  • Start PerformancePoint Services on the application server that will host the service.
  • Enable PerformancePoint on your site collection.

You will find that this lesson is mostly “hands-on,” as several stages of the configuration are easier to understand with a demonstration.

Secure Store and Unattended Service Account

The unattended service account is an Active Directory domain account used by PerformancePoint to access external data sources such as SQL Server 2008. This account works in conjunction with the Secure Store Service, which must also be configured in order for PerformancePoint to use the unattended service account. In fact, if you add an account and the store is not configured you will be notified that it needs to be set up.

The Secure Store ...

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