similar to the question,i have found here Error deleting Managed Account

am using SharePoint 2010 Server and when I try and delete this account I get this error.

The account DOMAIN\muser1 is still being used by these components: SharePoint Server Search.

What am i doing wrong ? i tried to delete this using powershell, but that also thrown into error.

$account = Get-SPManagedAccount -identity "domain\muser1"
Remove-SPManagedAccount $account

and when i tried to select the newly created special id account for the sp search in "configure service accounts link in central admin" , after selecting the search dropdown item and clicking ok, am getting the below error

'mapAccountPicker' has a SelectedValue which is invalid because it does not exist in the list of items. Parameter name: value

Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

Correlation ID: 642976cd-5cbe-4f66-8d3f-be5aa76d6853

Date and Time: 10/16/2017 5:24:51 P

1 Answer 1


You are unable to delete a managed account which is used in a service.

To solve this issue, create a new user and register a managed account using this new user, then go to Configure Service accounts, configure all services which is used the old managed account to use the new managed account.

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