Nov 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Edited Nov 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM
What he means is to have a on/off switch for the Service Applications as follows.
If unticked - set provision field to false and gray all fields.
If ticked - Enable all fields and set provision field to true by default on enable to be then further customized if needed to localhost or Server1 Server 2. Its easier to know this service is not in, if all fields are grayed out.
I'd go even further and use the wide empty space in the "Install" Tab, to present on the right the list of services and have checkboxes in front of them. This acts as the enable/disable would in the service tab itself described above but it will
set provision to false and completley remove the tab itself from within the "Service Application" tab section.
This would be great because you can choose your services from the start and not have to get confused with the service tabs still appearing causing confusion if the service is trully disabled or not. Because why would you still need to configure a disabled
service, why are the fields editable.
You can create a criteria for them and even provide feedback.
(EX: you enable Web Analytics an immediate message gets displayed on the bottom of the window saying you need to also enable State Service for Web Analytics to Work, but still alow it to go trough without the state service for customizability)