Managed service accounts in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are managed domain accounts that provide the following features to simplify service administration:
To use managed service accounts, the client computer on which the application or service is installed must be running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. In addition, a hot fix as described in KB 2494158: “Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2" must be applied to the computer where the managed service account exists. One managed service account can be used for services on a single computer. Managed service accounts cannot be shared between multiple computers and cannot be used in server clusters where a service is replicated on multiple cluster nodes.
For more information about application requirements and configuration instructions for using managed service accounts, see the Service Account Step-by-Step Guide
For additional information, see: