Remove SharePoint Admin service account from server group RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, our security advisor recommended to remove SharePoint admin service account from the following server groups:

    Performance Log Users
    Performance Monitor Users

    We would like to know if SharePoint admin service account can be removed safely from WFE servers especially from IIS_IUSRS group.



    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:29 AM


All replies

  • Making this change would put you in an unsupported scenario. The account needs to remain in those groups. I would suggest only following the guidance at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/security-for-sharepoint-server/security-hardening and/or contacting Microsoft to open a support case to see about the support of the change you wish to make.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Apps and Services MVP

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2019

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:36 AM
  • Hi, Tee,

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:50 AM