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How to Change the User Credentials for the Operational Database Account

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

If the user account for the Operational Database Account in System Center 2012 – Service Manager changes, you must make the following changes:

  1. Add the new account to the Service Manager Administrators user role for both the Service Manager and data warehouse management servers

  2. Create a SQL Server logon account for the new user on computers hosting Service Manager databases. On the computer hosting the Service Manager database, assign the new user to the skd_users and configsvc_users roles.

  3. Make the new account a local administrator on the Service Manager computers.

  4. Make the new user account the logon account for the Service Manager Data Access Service and Service Manager Management Configuration services, and then restart these services.

    noteNote
    The logon account for the Service Manager Management service is always the local system account and must not be changed.

  5. Restart the Service Manager Management service.

  6. Make the new user the Operational Run As account.

Use the following procedures to make these changes in Service Manager.

ImportantImportant
Do not configure the Operational Database Account to use the Network Service account.

To add the user to the local administrators account

  1. Add the new user as a member of the Administrators local group in Windows on the computers hosting the following:

    • Service Manager management server

    • Data warehouse management server

    • Self-Service Portal

    • Service Manager database

    • Data warehouse databases

To add the user to the Administrators user role

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Security, and then click User Roles.

  3. In the User Roles pane, click Administrators.

  4. In the Tasks pane, click Properties.

  5. In the Edit User Role Wizard, click Users.

  6. Click Remove to remove the existing credentials, click Add and add the new credentials, and then click OK.

  7. In the Service Manager console, click Data Warehouse.

  8. In the Data Warehouse pane, expand Data Warehouse, expand Security, and then click User Roles.

  9. Repeat steps 3 through 6.

To change the logon account for the Service Manager Data Access Service and Service Manager Management Configuration services

  1. On the computer that hosts the Self-Service Portal, on the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, in the Open box, type services.msc, and then click OK.

  3. In the Services window, in the Services (Local) pane, right-click System Center Data Access Service, and then click Properties.

  4. In the System Center Data Access Service Properties (Local Computer) dialog box, click Log On, and then click Browse.

  5. In the Select User or Group dialog box, complete these steps:

    1. Click Locations, in the Locations dialog box, click Entire Directory, and then click OK.

    2. In the Enter the object name to select box, type the name of the new Operational Database Account, click Check Names, and then click OK.

    3. In the Password and Confirm Password boxes, type the password for the new user, and then click OK.

  6. Restart the Service Manager Data Access Service.

  7. Right-click System Center Management Configuration, and then click Properties.

  8. In the System Center Management Configuration Properties (Local Computer) dialog box, click Log On, and then click Browse.

  9. In the Select User or Group dialog box, complete these steps:

    1. Click Locations, and in the Locations dialog box, click Entire Directory, and then click OK.

    2. In the Enter the object name to select box, type the name of the new Operational Database Account, click Check Names, and then click OK.

    3. In the Password and Confirm Password boxes, type the password for the new user, and then click OK.

  10. Restart the Service Manager Management Configuration service.

To create a SQL Server logon

  1. On the computers hosting the Service Manager and data warehouse databases, 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, complete these steps:

    1. In the Server Type list, select Database Engine.

    2. In the Server Name list, select the server name for your Service Manager or data warehouse databases.

    3. In the Authentication list, select Windows Authentication, and then click Connect.

  3. In the Object Explorer pane, expand Security, and then expand Logins.

  4. Right-click Logins, and then click New Login.

  5. In the Login – New dialog box, in the Select a page pane, click General, and then click Search.

  6. In the Select User or Group dialog box, complete these steps:

    1. Click Locations, in the Locations dialog box, click Entire Directory, and then click OK.

    2. In the Enter the object name to select box, type the name of the new Operational Database Account, click Check Names, and then click OK.

  7. In the Select a page pane, click Server Roles, and in the Server roles list, ensure that sysadmin and public are selected, and then click OK.

To change the Service Manager Self-Service Portal application pool account

  1. On the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window, in the Connections pane, expand the name of your computer, and then click Application Pools.

  3. In the Application Pools pane, right-click SM_AppPool, and then click Advanced Settings.

  4. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, in the Process Model area, click Identity, and then click the ellipsis () button.

  5. In the Application Pool Identity dialog box, select Custom account, and then click Set.

  6. In the Set Credentials dialog box, in the User name box, type the user name for the Operational Database Account. In the Password and Confirm password boxes, type the password for the new Operational Database Account, and then click OK.

  7. In the Application Pool Identity dialog box, click OK.

  8. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, click OK.

  9. Close Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

To change the Operational Database Account

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Security, and then click Run As Accounts.

  3. In the Run As Accounts pane, click Operational Database Account.

  4. In the Tasks pane, click Properties.

  5. In the Operational Database Account page, in the User name, Password, and Domain boxes, type the new credentials for the Operational Database Account, and then click OK.

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

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