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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have seen mostly people prefer to use the Domain credentials for sharepoint application pool. Can we use the local admin or Network Serevice credentails too for same? I suppose SP server wouldn't access the Exchanging server to send emails with using local admin & network service user.

    Also if domain account is used then i suppose passowrd of same has to be changed every month.  Can anyone please given me direction on this?

    Thanks for suggestion in Adv.

    Regards Amit.

    Monday, April 2, 2012 2:04 PM

Answers

  • Amit,

    Create a new account to use in the Domain SVC_username and ensure the "password never expires" is selected so that it's not enforced.  It's worth also making sure this account doesn't suffer a lockout policy and that no one knows the password so can't logon.


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    Monday, April 2, 2012 3:25 PM

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  • Amit,

    You can use local accounts, but bear in mind local accounts wont have access to resources on other machines, such as remote SQL or Exchange, it's probably ok for a 1 box setup.  You can create service accounts specifically for running application pools etc and ensure the password never needs to be changed.


    Paul Turner http://redmanta.co.uk/blog Twitter: @RedMantaUKMCTS:WSS,MOSS,2010 MCITP:2010.
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    Monday, April 2, 2012 3:06 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your reply. If normal domain account will be used then i suppose password of same has to be changed. Does it possible to create service account in Domain?

    Regards Amit

    Monday, April 2, 2012 3:10 PM
  • Amit,

    Create a new account to use in the Domain SVC_username and ensure the "password never expires" is selected so that it's not enforced.  It's worth also making sure this account doesn't suffer a lockout policy and that no one knows the password so can't logon.


    Paul Turner http://redmanta.co.uk/blog Twitter: @RedMantaUK MCTS:WSS,MOSS,2010 MCITP:2010.
    Please remember to click "Mark As Answer" if a post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if it was useful.

    Monday, April 2, 2012 3:25 PM