This article is a part of a series describing the installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) on a Windows Server 2008 with the newly released SQL Server 2008. These accounts are needed to install SharePoint 2007 in a least privileges environment.
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In order to set up a MOSS 2007 farm you need the following domain accounts.
Please remember that this is just an example and that there are different naming conventions.
Note: Permissions are assigned later.
|SSP Admin Application Pool
|SSP MySite Application Pool
|WSS Search Service
|WSS Search Content Access
|MOSS Search Service
|MOSS Profile Import
|MOSS Excel Services
Add the user to your Active Directory. Make sure you have
"User cannot change password" and
"Password never expires" checked.
At the end you have the following accounts in your Active Directory:
After creating the specified domain accounts you need to assign permission for the setupAdmin account.
After installing the SQL Server (Part 4: Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008) you should continue with the following steps.
First of all connect to the SQL Server using the Management Studio and create a new login.
Select the setupAdmin account and assign the following roles to that account: dbcreator and securityadmin.
After finishing you can see your account listed next to the others.
At the end you need to put the setupAdmin account in the administrators group on every Application and Front-end server.