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Chapter 7: Administration of Excel Services
In Chapter 2, you learned how to set up and deploy Excel Services. You learned that very few
administrative changes are necessary to render basic workbooks with Excel Web Access (EWA).
To get the most out of your system, you need to be aware of the myriad of settings available to
optimize the system for the scenarios that you ultimately want to support. Monitoring your
system will become more important as the reliance on your Excel Services deployment increases.
This chapter describes the administrative and monitoring features that are available to you. The
international administration point of view is also covered.
In this chapter, you learn about the following:
Excel Services Administration Pages
How to use Administer Excel Services
Key components of Unified Logging Service (ULS), including trace logs and event logs
The Diagnostic Logging Page and how to administer ULS
How to use performance counters to monitor Excel Services
How to use language packs to extend Excel Services international support
How to use the Data Culture to control workbook data formatting
Your first administrative task in Excel Services will most likely be to create a Trusted File Location.
This is very predictable because it is the only Excel Services property with a default setting that
actually prevents Excel Services from working after you complete the Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server (MOSS) setup. (One exception is the evaluation version of MOSS, which will automatically
create one trusted location for you.) The rest of the Excel Services settings are exposed through the
Central Administration Web interface or through the command-line interface. You use these
settings to enable additional features and/or tune your deployment.