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update Sharepoint 2007 Farm credentials RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to add a server to our WSS 3.0 farm.  When I run the config wizard on the new server, it asks for the farm credentials which must be a domain account.  The problem is that our primary server runs the app pool and timer service as the network service account.  Can I just create a new domain service account with the appropriate DB permissions and use that or do I have to update the Farm credentials on the first sharepoint server and then use those credentials when I add the new server?  If I need to update the Farm credentials on the original server first, does this article properly explain the steps?  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/934838

    Thanks in Advance!

    Monday, May 18, 2015 8:14 PM

Answers

  • HI

    I dont think there is any problem running the config wizard on new server with new credentials. Only thing is new credentials should have required permissions as mentioned here-

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263445.aspx

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/934838 - this link has required steps to update farm credentials.

    Hope it helps.


    Danny
    MCTS, MCP
    LinkedIn


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" if it works or vote of it is helpful.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:53 AM

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  • HI

    I dont think there is any problem running the config wizard on new server with new credentials. Only thing is new credentials should have required permissions as mentioned here-

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263445.aspx

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/934838 - this link has required steps to update farm credentials.

    Hope it helps.


    Danny
    MCTS, MCP
    LinkedIn


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" if it works or vote of it is helpful.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:53 AM
  • For posterity sake, you do have to update the farm credentials on the first server and then use those credentials when you install the second server.  
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 2:48 AM