This blog contains the procedures to install Microsoft Office Web Apps on your SharePoint 2010 server farms. You must have admin privileges on your computer to install Office Web Apps.
Office Web Apps are the online companions to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft OneNote applications. Office Web Apps enable users to access documents from anywhere by using a Web browser.
Office Web Apps Setup:
Launch setup.exe, enter your product key and click Continue.
Accept the license terms (or not :))
Choose a file location (you can choose default location or give a custom location)
When installation is complete, you have to run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. So on Run Configuration Wizard Page, check Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now checkbox if it is not checked and click Close. Wizard will create necessary services.
Please note that these steps have to be repeated for all servers in your farm.
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard:
When SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard is displayed, click Next.
A warning message that indicates some services will be started or reset is displayed. Click Yes.
An information screen that shows configuration database server and database name is displayed. Click Next.
After configuration succeeds click Finish.
After closing SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, a SharePoint configuration screen in Central Administration will be displayed.
It’s adviced to configure each service application seperately. So click Cancel on this screen.
Start Services on Server:
To start related services open Central Administration and click Manage services on server under System Settings group.
You have to start 3 services (if they are not started already) which are Excel Calculation Services, PowerPoint Service and Word Viewing Service by clicking Start link next to related service.
Create Service Applications:
To create related service applications open Central Administration and click Manage service applications under Application Management group.
New Word Viewing Service:
First check whether Word Viewing Service is not created before. Click New on ribbon bar and select Word Viewing Service. Type Word Viewing Service as name. Select Use existing application pool radio button and select SharePoint Web Services System. Click Ok to finish creation of word viewing service.
New PowerPoint Service Application:
First check whether PowerPoint Service Application is not created before. Click New on ribbon bar and select PowerPoint Service Application. Type PowerPoint Service as name. Select Use existing application pool radio button and select SharePoint Web Services System. Click Ok to finish creation of PowerPoint service application.
New Excel Services Application:
First check whether Excel Services Application is not created before. Click New on ribbon bar and select Excel Services Application. Type Excel Service as name. Select Use existing application pool radio button and select SharePoint Web Services System. Click Ok to finish creation of Excel services application.
Activate Office Web Apps:
Final step is activating Office Web Apps. Navigate to Site Settings page in your SharePoint site. Click Site Collection Features under Site Collection Administration group. Then activate Office Web Apps.
You can now open MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel files in browser 🙂