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How to Create a New Run As Account for Accessing the Operations Manager Database

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

Use the following procedure to create a new Run As account that can access the operational database.

To create a new Run As account for accessing the Operations Manager database

  1. Log on to the computer 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, right-click Run As Accounts, and then click Create Run As Account .

  4. In the Create Run As Account Wizard, on the Introduction page, click Next.

  5. On the General page, do the following:

    1. Select Windows in the Run As Account type list.

    2. Type a display name in the Display Name text box.

      noteNote
      The display name you enter here becomes the Run As account you will add to a new Run As profile in the following procedure.

    3. You can also type a description in the Description text box.

    4. Click Next.

  6. On the Account page, type a user name, password, and then select the domain for the account that you want to make a member of this Run As account, and then click Create.

To assign the new Run As account to the Operational Database Account Run As profile

  1. In the Administration workspace, under Run As Configuration, click Profiles.

  2. In the Profiles list, right-click Operational Database Account, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Introduction and General Properties pages, click Next.

  4. Under Run As accounts, click Add.

  5. In the Add a Run As Account dialog box, click the Run As Account dropdown menu, click the Run As account you created in the previous procedure, and then click OK.

  6. Click Save.

To grant SQL Server Login rights for the new account

  1. On the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. In the Connect to Server dialog box, in the Server Type list, select Database Engine, in the Server Name list select the server and instance for your Operations Manager database (for example, computer\INSTANCE1), in Authentication list, select WindowsAuthentication, and then click Connect.

  3. In the Object Explorer pane, expand Security, right-click Logins, and then select New Login.

  4. In the Login - New dialog box, click Windows authentication, and then click Search.

  5. In the Select User or Group dialog box, enter the user or group name that you used when you created the new Run As account, click Check Names, and then click OK.

  6. In the Login - New dialog box, click OK.

To grant access to the Operations Manager database

  1. On the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 , and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. In the Connect to Server dialog box, in the Server Type list, select Database Engine, in the Server Name list select the server and instance for your Operations Manager database (for example, computer\INSTANCE1), in Authentication list, select WindowsAuthentication, and then click Connect.

  3. In the Object Explorer pane, expand Databases, expand Operations Manager, expand Security, right-click Users, and then click New User.

  4. In the Database User - New dialog box, type a name for this new user in the User name text box, and then click the ellipses () next to the Login name option.

  5. In the Select Login dialog box, click Browse.

  6. In the Browse for Objects dialog box, click the check box next to the new login, and then click OK.

  7. In the Database User - New dialog box, in the Database role membership list, select dbmodule_users, and then click OK.

See Also

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

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