About the RAS Sender Phone Book Account
Updated: July 1, 2009
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
If the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site requires a RAS sender instead of the standard sender, you must configure an account with permissions to initiate a remote access connection.
The RAS sender account could be the same account as the Site Address account, if it has sufficient permissions; however, you cannot use the site server computer account because you must specify the password in the Configuration Manager 2007 console.
Required Rights and Permissions
This account must have rights to initiate a remote access connection.
Account and Password Creation
The account is not automatically created. The Configuration Manager 2007 administrator creates as many accounts as needed for the RAS sender addresses and manages the passwords.
The account can be created anywhere as long as it has permissions to initiate a remote access connection for the site server.
The administrator changes the account or password in the operating system, and then configures Configuration Manager 2007 to use the new account or password. The changes will take effect the next time the RAS sender polls for new send requests.
Security Best Practices
Use the same account for the RAS Sender Phone Book account as for the Site Address account.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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