Adding STSAdminAcct to Other Servers

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Administrators can use the STSAdminAcct domain account createdin the previous steps to install and configure Windows SharePointServices on the front-end Web servers and servers running SQLServer. The account must be given the necessary permissions on thefront-end Web servers and the servers running SQL Server.

On every Web server, make the STSBETA\STSAdminAcct a member ofthe local Administrators group.

On every server running SQL Server, create an account forSTSBETA\STSAdminAcct and make it a member of the following two SQLServer server roles:

  • Security Administrators

  • Database Creators

After these steps are complete, administrators can log on to thefront-end Web servers by using the STSAcminAcct account andcomplete the setup and configuration steps as described in thefollowing sections.