User Accounts for installing Sharepoint Server and Project Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We will be installing Sharepoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 on one server and pointing to another server for database.

    We have created a new group in AD called GroupProjectLocalAdmins

    We have added the Project Server / SharePoint server to this group.


    These are the new AD accounts for Project Server 2010 installation according to


    Username: projectfarm.                           Member of: Domain Users, GroupProjectLocalAdmins

    Username: projectapppool.                    Member of: Domain Users

    Username: projectworkflowproxy.     Member of: Domain Users




    Question 1: Do we need to add the SQL server to GroupProjectLocalAdmins as well?


    Question 2: Are we missing any memberships on the accounts above?


    Question 3: Can we install SharePoint and ProjectServer as a domain user with administrator rights?


    Question 4: Are there any other considerations we are missing before we start this install?


    Thank you in advance for your comments and I hope to be of some help to others on this forum after this installation is a success.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 6:50 PM


  • Squirrel:

    The new AD group is spurious here as it's not required, you simply need the service accounts created as Domain Users, and then add these to the appropriate security groups on the application server and SQL box as required for their intended purpose. At miminum you can use one service account to run everything on the application server, and use a separate account for SQL Server and a separate account for Analysis Services. Of course, you can create a separate account for everything if you like.

    If you follow the TechNet installation instructions or the instructions in my book, the text will tell you which accounts to add to which groups as you go along. Some of the groups that accounts must be assigned to get created during the installation process, so you can't do this all up front before you begin.


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:51 PM