Service accounts are Windows accounts with special permissions on farm servers and in the farm itself, and are responsible for automating many of SharePoint's functions and integrating it with the local operating system.

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changing service accounts password - powershell way

I have about 10 service accounts for SharePoint 2013. Is there a good PowerShell script that I can use to change the password for all of these accounts? I have seen this http://www.mstechbits.com/...
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SharePoint accounts being created in SQL with $ at the end

I'm getting the following error: (EVENT ID 3760) SQL Database 'WSS_Content' on SQL Server instance 'SQLSERVER01' not found. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Cannot open ...
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Having issues changing service accounts in SP2016

So I did an install of SP2016 as my farmadmin account, and now it's my understanding that it's best practice to change the services to run under a variety of service accounts. For this go, I'm trying ...
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Which Steps to perform after changing Service Account password from Active Directory?

I have one requirement where I have to reset password of Service Accounts and SQL Administrator account of SharePoint from Active Directory. Now after changing these password what should be my next ...
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Does the System Account need to have direct permissions on a site?

My team's created a new site collection in SharePoint 2010. I'm setting permissions on the site and when I go to "Site Actions > Site Settings" I noticed that the System Account SHAREPOINT\system has ...
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Change SharePoint Service Account using PowerShell

In the Central Admin you are able to change a registered Service Account to a specified service (as in the image) Is this possible to manage by PowerShell?
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How many Service Acccounts should each farm have?

I have to rebuild two farms (DEV and QA), which were previously built using the GUI. Production will likely be rebuilt, but that's for another day. How many service accounts are recommended for each ...
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How to check my permissions

I have been getting mixed answers regarding this question. How can I find out what permissions I have in a Sharepoint farm? I'm pretty new to it and I have been told that I have a farm account but on ...
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Three-tier Farm install, what to use on DB - SP_Farm or SQL_Admin?

I'm installing SQL on (by example FARM_DB1) server. I created SP_Farm in AD and added it as admin on machines, and I'll use it on WFE's. But what is best-practice for SQL machine? Which account to ...
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Query on sharing files in SharePoint 2013 Online

We want to develop an application that reads/downloads zipped files from document library on SharePoint online portal. We would like to know that is there an alternative to get this done without using ...
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Creating A New SharePoint Service Admin Account

We want to create a new SharePoint Service Admin account that will have Farm administrator privileges exactly the same as the existing Farm account. [EDIT] I need this to work for 2007, 2010 and 2013 ...
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hasn't been shared with you (_admin/FarmCredentialManagement.aspx)?

When I go to (Configure service accounts) I get the following message: *> _admin/FarmCredentialManagement.aspx "Sorry this site hasn't been shared with you".* I've added my account in domain as ...
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Change Workflow Manager 2013 credentials

I need to change the service account running Workflow Manager 2013 and I am unable to find a procedure for doing this without dismantling the whole farm and starting again the process. I tried ...
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SharePoint installation using one-account method

please help me with one hard task. I am not able to convince some admins and neither whole companies that installing & using SharePoint by using one (local) account method is against all best ...
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SharePoint 2013 Farm Account: Can it be local, not domain?

Finding lots of articles on not making the farm account a member of local administrators, and every article I read about creating accounts refers to a domain user account for the farm account. But ...
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web application stopped working after change of service account

Web application is running with NetworkService Account. However, when I change to a domain account. The web application stopped working. It doesn't accept the user id anymore and keep prompting me ...
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Unable to change SharePoint account password in SharePoint 2010

I was trying to start Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service But it threw The password for the account domainName\empID, as currently stored in SharePoint, is not the same as the ...
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Service account to access data without being able to log into the web interface?

I've been asked a tricky question. Here is the schema. A user have access to a custom web interface, no SharePoint. He wants, through this interface, to access data on SharePoint. He has no account on ...
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Mapping Windows Services back to Credential Management

In SharePoint 2010 Server, what service accounts do the following windows services map to in the Credential Management drop down? OSearch14(Windows Service) SPSearch4(Windows Service) I am trying ...
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Automatically logged in as “System Account” after changing service accounts

Note: The steps listed below should resolve this issue in most cases. My situation involved my browser cache... Whenever I access my SharePoint 2010 foundation page I am automatically logged in as "...
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Exchange the setup account

I need to exchange the setup account I have used to install and configure an entire SharePoint farm. Apparently I had received a 'non-permanent' account which now needs to be replaced with a proper ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Uninstall app for SharePoint': The System Account cannot perform this action

I have the SharePoint 2013 RTM Farm from Cloudshare. This SharePoint topology includes a server with SharePoint 2013 Enterprise RTM, Visual Studio 2012 and Office 2013 RTM, an additional ...
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Get all Personal Views from a SharePoint List

I understand that I can impersonate a user with a user's token to get their personal view, but is there a less brute way of getting personal views? Is there an account I'm over-looking that has "...
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Can I reuse AD accounts set as SharePoint service accounts in other instances of SharePoint?

I'm currently installing a SharePoint 2013 Farm using an AD domain that currently already has a totally separate SharePoint installation. I was just curious if i could reuse the service accounts ...
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InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2013 Claims Based

I cant get InfoPath 2010 to auto populate current user in SharePoint 2013, It keeps populating service account. I know this has to do with claims based auth but I can't see any reasonably workaround ...
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InfoPath and Dynamics AX

I have an InfoPath 2010 form that I am publishing to SharePoint 2013. I have added rules like PreferredName, WorkEmail and WorkPhone to auto populate and everything works fine when I preview. The ...
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Do timer jobs always run under DefaultServiceAccount?

I'm curious whether or not all timer jobs will always run under the same farm service account, i.e. SPFarm.Local.DefaultServiceAccount as specified at installation. For example, if farm service ...
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Search Service App Pool will not stay running sharepoint 2013

I configured search on a separate app server. Everything went well but the app pool wouldn't stay running. I got the following error in the event viewer: Application pool ...
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SharePoint install account

I have read a lot of info about creating a domain account for installing SharePoint 2013. The problem I see with this account is all the SP admins would have to know the password. If someone leaves ...
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SharePoint 2013 service accounts

I am getting ready to build a three-tier SP 2013 server farm and have a couple questions about the domain accounts needed. I was planning the following: sp_install sp_farm (farm acct) sp_webapp (for ...
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SharePoint 2007 Search Crawling Failed

I have problem in SharePoint 2007 Search Crawling in Index Server, it display error message in the Crawl Log stated "Could not Connect to the server. Please make sure the site is accessible" and no ...
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Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Hardening

I have never hardened a SharePoint site before and I am having a hard time using all the recommendations I find online. This blog post discusses the different accounts that should be used for ...
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Why is SharePoint 2013 adding random characters in front of usernames in Web Application Policy users?

When I add a user to the Web Application Policy screen some additional random characters are added in front of the Domain. I cannot remove the users and changing the permissions on a user with the ...
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What is the advantage of using local server admin account on the SharePoint 2010 server over sp_farm account?

What is the best practice and advantage of having the local server admin accounts(user accounts) on the SharePoint 2010 server(to login and check the logs) over the sp_farm & sp_admin account. i.e....
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accessing database through sharepoint using a service account (windows account)

I am having an issue with connecting to the database for KHouse through sharepoint. I have run through several workarounds to get it to work, but to no avail. We are using several pages that retrieve ...
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Which service account to use for Kerberos in out-of-the-box SharePoint?

I just installed SharePoint2013 Enterprise on Windows 7. Now trying to set up Kerberos authentication, following this guide. PROBLEM: What is "serviceaccount"? In this context: 2.2 Next, list ...
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Change SQL Server service account

I need to change the Service Account for Sql Server (i.e. I need SQL Server to run under a different account). Can I just change the account or do I need to perform some Sharepoint configuration as ...
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What is a service application and a service account in plain english?

I am finding it difficult to find a plain non/semi technical description online of what these are used for. I come from a programming background but don't have a lot of administration experience. ...
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Service accounts for database connection

We have a SharePoint web application with multiple site collections under that. We have built a new site which will be hosted under the same web application but in a new site collection. It has some ...
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Sharepoint Password Compromised

My sharepoint farm user password has been compromised and exposed. I need to change it! is there a simple way to do this? I'm thinking in change the farm user password and then run after whatever ...
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AD Managed Service Account as SharePoint Managed Account

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" & ...
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Security Token Service - which account and permissions should be?

I would like to ask you about Security Token Service, in SharePoint Foundation. Default this service works on user who installed SP but I would like to change this account. Which permissions I have to ...
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Problem with configuring the farm

i have a sharepoint server, when it comes to configuring the farm, sharepoint does not accept my account for the Database Access Account, i get "The username is invalid. The account must be a valid ...
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Remote Desktop rights - SharePoint 2010 Service Account (is it really required)

I am preparing a SharePoint 2010 (1 WFE/APP + 1 DB) farm. While planning for service account creation , I was wondering do I really need to give Remote Administration Rights to this account. The ...
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What user context do SharePoint E-mail Alerts run under, when they are generated?

I would like to customize the layout and content of some of the alerts SharePoint generate, but I will be using the search engine for some content, and therefore I need to know which user context the ...
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Should my farm account be in the local admins group?

In my Review problems and solutions reports I have the following Security Warning: Both of the offending services use my "farm" managed account (I named it SP_Farm on my domain, it's the one you ...
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SharePoint 2010 Install test.. changing mind on service accounts and undoing Wizard created services/dbs?

We have a new 2010 Environment. Ran through quick on our install.. with the likely intention of having to do it again anyways. To keep thing simple, only have two service accounts. The farm admin ...
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What permission does my search service account need for external database searches?

The farm admin for my SharePoint site has a different Default Search Service Account login than the one I am using to create my external content types (which is my personal log in). When I am trying ...
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Changing from Network Service to a Domain Farm Acct

I am attempting to avoid re-installing a farm that was built very quickly using the network service acct for the set up of a single stand alone 2010 environment. The issue I am running into is the ...
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Which accounts should be managed accounts?

Three questions on a theme... Which accounts should be managed accounts? Or perhaps to put it another way, which services / things are best to have as managed accounts? Or perhaps the opposite ...