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How to Associate a Run As Account to a Run As Profile

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, Run As accounts are associated with Run As profiles to provide the necessary credentials for workflows that use that Run As profile to run successfully. Both distribution and targeting of Run As accounts must be correctly configured for the Run As profile to work properly.

  1. Identify the class, group, or objects the Run As account will be applied to. For more information, see Distribution and Targeting for Run As Accounts and Profiles.

  2. Create the Run As account. For more information, see How to Create a Run As Account.

  3. Associate the Run As account with the Run As profile.

  4. Configure the distribution of Run As account object credentials to specific computers.

This procedure can be used for creating and configuring a new Run As profile, or you can use the configuring section to modify or configure Run As profiles that are pre-existing in your management group. This procedure assumes that you have not previously created a Run As account.

To associate a Run As account to a Run As profile

  1. Log on to the Operations console with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In the Administration workspace, click Profiles.

  4. In the results pane, double-click the Run As profile that you want to configure. The Run As Profile Wizard opens.

  5. In the left pane, click Run As Accounts.

  6. On the Run As Accounts page, click Add.

  7. In the Add a Run As Account window, in the Run As account field, select an existing Run As account from the dropdown menu. You can also create an account by clicking New and following the steps in the How to Create a Run As Account topic.

  8. Select All targeted objects or A selected class, group, or object. If you select A selected class, group, or object, click Select, and then locate and select the class, group, or object that you want the Run As account to be used for. For more information, see Distribution and Targeting for Run As Accounts and Profiles.

  9. Click OK to close the Add a Run As Account window.

  10. On the Run As Accounts page, click Save.

  11. On the Run As Profile Wizard Completion page, if every account you associated is configured for Less Secure distribution, click Close. If you associated a Run As account that is configured for More Secure distribution, you will see the Run As account listed as a link. Click the link to configure credential distribution, using the following procedure.

To configure distribution of a Run As account

  1. Open the properties for the Run As account using one of the following methods:

    • On the Run As Profile Wizard Completion page, click the account link.

    • In the Operations console, in the Administration workspace, under Run As Configuration, click Accounts, and then in the results pane, double-click the account you want to configure.

  2. On the Distribution tab, click Add for the Selected computers box and do the following:

    1. Select Search by computer name (Default) or Show suggested computers, or Show management servers.

    2. Optionally type in a value in the Filter by: (Optional) box.

    3. Click Search. The result set is returned in the Available items box.

    4. Select the computers you want from the result set, and click Add. This adds the selected computers to the Selected objects box.

    5. Click OK.

  3. Click OK.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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