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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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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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 ...