I just installed SharePoint2013 Enterprise on Windows 7.

Now trying to set up Kerberos authentication, following this guide.

PROBLEM: What is "serviceaccount"? In this context:

2.2 Next, list all SPN already in Place for the Service Account, type: setSPN -L domain\serviceaccount

AD only has the following accounts: Administrator, Guest HVU_MYMACHINE, krbtgt
Should I enter one of them?

It is only for testing a client software, so account compromission is not a worry, if that matters.

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You should add the account running the application pool.

If you look at the guide you linked to, he adds: corp\spwebapp

  • The guide also says that it should work without the domain name, so I just typed setspn -L spwebapp (literally), but that results in a error saying that spwebapp is not recognized. May 8, 2013 at 11:26
  • Yes, that's because you probably don't have a domain called corp or a user named spwebapp. Easy to check from IIS Manager -> Application Pools, and look at the identity running the pool for your site. That's the user you are looking for May 8, 2013 at 11:30

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