This SharePoint Online tutorial explains how to solve error The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please contact your Administrator. The error comes while adding a term set in the SharePoint Online term set management tool.
The error looks like below:
To resolve the isssue in SharePoint 2013/2016, Open SharePoint 2013/2016 central administration. And then click on Manage services on server.
Then Services on Server page, search for “Managed metadata service“, click on Start.
To resolve the managed metadata service or connection is currently not available issue in SharePoint Online, just wait for sometime, the issue will be resolved.
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I hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to resolve issue The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator.
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