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Managed Service Accounts

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to manage service accounts in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Managed service accounts are used to run various services for applications that are operating in your domain environment. This section contains topics that explain how to use the Active Directory module to accomplish many of the common tasks that are associated with service account management:

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Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2. To resolve this issue, install the Hotfix located here, Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.

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