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I have noted that in both my lab and some client machines that InfoPath forms services is not available under general application settings in central admin.
It’s also not visible under "Manage Service Applications"
Manually activate the feature using stsadm:
Login to host with admin rights
Open command prompt (run as administrator)
Run the following command c:\program files\common files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\bin\stsadm -o installfeature -name IPFSAdminWeb
No need to "activate" the feature, it’s scoped to activate in Central Admin as soon as you install. If you receive a message that the feature is already installed but you do not see the feature on the "General Application Settings" page in central admin, activate the feature on central administration using the following command. c:\program files\common files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\bin\stsadm -o activatefeature -name IPFSAdminWeb -url http://sharepoint:8080
Login to Central Administration and click on General Application Settings and you will see InfoPath Forms Services
This is counterintuitive but the feature already exists on the server (look in the \TEMPLATE\Features\ directory, you’ll see it). For some reason Microsoft has made it hard to find, or possibly my clients have simple been installing the bits improperly.
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.
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