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What are the purposes of the Excel and Visio Unattended Accounts? Both services are used in the farm. I am just interested in knowing why are there dedicated for these?

Do they set the application up or do they do something after?

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Main reason to use these accounts is security, it protect against unauthorized access to the external data sources from client computers.

  • Unattended accounts are low-privilege domain account that are store in Secure store services and used to connect to external datasources.
  • this service account provide equal data access to all authorized users.
  • These accounts not running any application pool inside the SharePoint rather these are connecting the external data sources for Excel, Visio or performance point service.

SharePoint Server 2013 - The Unattended Service Account

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