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I have installed the following:-

  • SharePoint server 2013.

  • Visual studio professional 2012

  • Sql server 2008 r2 sp2

And currently I am installing visual studio team foundation server 2012, but during the installation I was asked to provide an account name to be used as a service account for SharePoint products, so I have the following questions:-

  1. Should this user already exists?.

  2. I have already define a service account while installing the sql server, so should/can I use this account? Thnak

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Your SP service account needs to be a local admin on the machine you're installing SP to. Here's a brief overview of suggested user accounts - it's for SP2013 but the ideas are similar enough across SP2007/2010/2013: social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/… –  Beeblebrox May 13 '13 at 23:56
    
so for team foundation server i can use the sql_service user which i already have to define the "Service Account" for TFS? –  John Peter May 14 '13 at 8:26
    
Well, I wouldn't in case you end up using the database for multiple applications. But if you're running the server as an all-in-one appliance there's nothing stopping you doing so. I'm always of the mindset 'one account per application' and SP spawns a lot of databases so at least if it does so with a unique username it might make for easier problem solving/cleaning later on. –  Beeblebrox May 14 '13 at 12:04

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