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PowerShell script for changing the identity of application pools of my sharepoint server's IIS server.Am having a lot of appln pools and sites. so i think, I can write a PowerShell script and change the identity of old to new one

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Set-SpServiceApplicationPool is for the service app pool not for the web application.

to change for web application, please test this script.

$WebApplicaiton = Get-SPWebApplication https://servername:port

$ManagedAccount = Get-SPManagedAccount -Identity "domain\username"

$WebApplication.ApplicationPool.ManagedAccount = $ManagedAccount

$WebApplicaiton.ApplicationPool.Update();

$WebApplication.Update()

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If you dont want using the powershell then you can use central admin and change it. By going to Central admin > security > configure service accounts. on this page from dropdown you can pick the app pool name and then 2nd dropdown pick the account you want to assign it.

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Use the below command:

Set-SPServiceApplicationPool  -Identity TestServiceWebApplicationPool -Account testdomain\testuser1

Ensure that its a managed account.

Reference - Set-SPServiceApplicationPool

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  • am not able to make this happen for the user profile synchro. serv, appln pool. even after 10 + minutes, its still hanging state,,,
    – samolpp2
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 7:00
  • any error ? it usually takes some time Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 7:31
  • Synchro service is troubled child, if you need to change it I would recommend, Backing up rebuilding UPS with new account and then attach UPS DB to keep content. Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 14:43
  • On second thought, try to add the new account as a local admin for the duration of the change maybe it is only that keeps hanging UPS . Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 14:45

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