Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context SharePoint 2013

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to fix unable to obtain the application proxy for the context sharepoint 2013 error.

As part of configuring the PowerPivot Service application, we need to run “spPowerPivot.msi” to connect with Secure Store Service and PowerPivot service application. I got the below error as highlighted in the below screenshot. The error says: unable to obtain the application proxy for the context.

Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context
Failure while running action: create unattended account for datarefresh
Cannot create unattended account for data refresh because there is not enough information to locate current proxy group.

unable to obtain the application proxy for the context

Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context SharePoint 2013

We need to ensure the below 2 to fix this issue:

  • BDC and Secure Store service Applications are included/configured in case you are configuring the Power Pivot at the FARM level if not ensure that those 2 application services are configured at the desired web application level.
  • Ensure that the “SharePoint Web Services Root” Application Pool is running in IIS in the application server.

Steps to ensure the above 2 checks

Open the SharePoint 2013 central administration -> Application management

Then click on Service Applications -> Configure service application associations

unable to obtain the application proxy for the context sharepoint 2013

Check the web application(s)

sharepoint 2013 unable to obtain the application proxy for the context

Make sure the BDC and secure store service application checkboxes are marked.

Cannot create unattended account for data refresh because there is not enough information to locate current proxy group.

If they are not then please tick the checkbox and click OK

Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context

After you do the necessary changes do an IISRESET and rerun the “spPowerPivot.msi” to complete the Power Pivot configuration.

unable to obtain the application proxy for the context sharepoint 2013

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Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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