SharePoint 2010 Installation Accounts

January 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

How to create SharePoint 2010 least Privilege Service Accounts in Active Directory? How many accounts do we need to install
SharePoint 2010?

Best practice you should have at lest three services account to install SharePoint 2010

- SQL Server Service Account: SPSql
- SharePoint Setup Account: AdminSP
- Server Farm and Database Account: SPFarmAdmin

1. Open your Active Directory and create a new OU

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2. Create three SharePoint 2010 least Privilege Service Accounts in Active Directory

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3. Add SharePoint Admin/Farm account (AdminSP and SPFarmAdmin) as a local administrator to each server which your going to install SharePoint 2010

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4. Add SPSQL account in SQL Server 2008 R2 and give following account access: dbcreator, securityadmin and sysadmin

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Best practice you should have at lest three services account to install SharePoint 2010
- SQL Server Service Account: SPSql
- SharePoint Setup Account: AdminSP
- Server Farm and Database Account: SPFarmAdmin

Add both AdminSP and SPFarmAdmin account to local administrator group to each server which you want to install SharePoint 2010

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