[Master Data Services] “The http service located at xxx is too busy”

During the installation process of SQL Server 2012 RC0 / Master Data Services, you are asked to provide an administrator user account.

When connecting for the first time to the MDS web service via the new MDS Excel Add in for example, you may experience the following error : “The http service located at http://xxx is too busy”

The user account you entered earlier is used, among other things, to configure the default application pool that belongs to MDS. In particular, you may have noticed that you weren’t asked for the password. That’s exactly what’s missing.

Follow the following steps (from left to right) :

  1. Right click on you Computer icon on your desktop, choose “Manage”.
  2. Under “Services and Applications”, click on “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager”.
  3. In the appearing pane, select “Application Pools”. Here you’ll find the “MDS Application Pool” application. Right click on it, and select “Advanced Settings”.
  4. Under “Process Model”, find the “Identity” property, click in the field and click on the “…” button. Choose “Set”. There you can enter the password.

Having spent 20 minutes to find out what was wrong, I thought it might help someone else to share my findings.

 

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