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i'm trying to set service application account in WSS 3.0 for default application pool which hosts portal site. But when i choose not to use default account and add another managed account, after the page refresh it shows me that this settings wasn't saved.

Still in IIS snap-in i see that application pool used credentials i put in CA.

Any information about this behaviour will be usefull.


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Are you sure you are using WSS 3.0? The concept of managed account is new to SharePoint foundation 2010 – Amit Kumawat Mar 2 '12 at 8:51
Yes, it's WSS 3.0, not Foundation. Maybe i make a mistake in description, service account, not management. – Sergey Mar 14 '12 at 9:35
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Do you find errors in your ULS logs that say "Access denied" or "unexpected error"? If so, check if your farm account has write permission on %windir%\tasks. You could also run psconfig, which will set the permissions for that account.

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Thanks, last answer was helpful. – Sergey Mar 14 '12 at 9:25

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