I'm slightly confused with regards to managed service accounts in Active Directory & SharePoint.
Here's what I'm doing:
- Create a managed service account in AD with "New-ADServiceAccount" & the rest of the steps like installing and adding it to the SP server.
- Then go to SharePoint Central Admin and Register a new Managed Account.
- On the "Register Managed Account" it asks for the user name and password of the account. However when you use the AD PowerShell command New-ADServiceAccount, the service account automatically gets assigned a password. So I'm not able to give it to SharePoint, when registering a new managed account.
So, my question is: 1. When SP asks for a new managed account, is it referring to a managed AD account created with the New-ADServiceAccount? Or is SP referring to a standard non-managed service account/user account?
- If I don't have the password of the ADServiceAccount, how do I register it in SharePoint as a managed account?