My SharePoint 2013 farm already have farm admin. account and farm are working fine. However, we need one more account same like farm admin. which will ONLY schedule Timer jobs. However, my question is what is the list of access/rights I need to give to 2nd farm admin. same like 1st farm admin. I have an idea of below access rights, but it seems that I am missing many.

  • local administrator
  • shell administrator
  • the sysadmin fixed role on SQL

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The server farm account requires the following permissions:

  • It must have domain user account permissions.
  • Membership in the WSS_ADMIN_WPG Windows security group for the SharePoint Foundation 2013 Timer service.
  • Membership in WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG for the Central Administration and Timer service application pools.
  • Membership in WSS_WPG for the Central Administration application pool.
  • Dbcreator fixed server role.
  • Securityadmin fixed server role.
  • db_owner for all SharePoint databases.
  • Membership in the WSS_CONTENT_APPLICATION_POOLS role for the SharePoint server farm configuration database.
  • Membership in the WSS_CONTENT_APPLICATION_POOLS role for the SharePoint_Admin content database.

Read more at Account permissions and security settings in SharePoint

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