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SharePoint uses service accounts to run specific services behind the scenes. SharePoint does not function under the practice of “running everything as administrator”. There are several documents regarding all of the different service accounts that are recommended for SharePoint, but for some organizations the sheer number of accounts is simply not manageable. So I’ve put together a list of what I would consider the minimum accounts (and rights) for a typical SharePoint installation. The account you use to run setup on any server where MOSS needs to be installed must belong to the local administrators group. In addition, this account must be a Domain User and be a member of the following SQL server security roles: Logins, Securityadmin & Dbcreator. This account is responsible for creating new databases and creating new IIS sites so it is important to make sure the right permissions are set. <<Read more . . . >>

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 10:32 AM SharePoint , MOSS | Back to top


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