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November 19, 2008

Change The Login Account Used By SCE On EBS

Domo arigato, Mr. Stanfill!

Thanks to the efforts of Mark “Mr. Roboto” Stanfill, the official Essential Business Server blog just posted arguably its best article to date.

http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2008/11/18/how-to-change-the-sce-run-as-and-data-warehouse-accounts-in-ebs.aspx

Changing the service account SCE uses from the default of Administrator is prolly one of the first steps that should be taken with every new EBS installation. Mainly because doing that totally avoids the whole “Holy crap my Administrator password was changed and now SCE doesn’t gather data anymore” issue, plus offers a couple of other handy benefits to boot.

I won’t rehash the whole article, but here’s a quick overview of the steps…

  • Create new service account for SCE
  • Assign new service account using SCE
  • Create new SQL account for SCE instance
  • Assign new SQL account using SQL Management Studio Express
  • Restart SQL and SCE services

Trust me…it’s way more involved than that overview might make you think.You’lll want to get the full-on details before you start.

And just like any other major service or data storage change you make post-installation on EBS, completing a replacement mode install will revert the services back to using the Administrator account.

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