SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Registers a new managed account.

New-SPManagedAccount [-Credential] <PSCredential> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The New-SPManagedAccount cmdlet registers a new managed account for the specified Credential or Username, and Password.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Indicates the Credential object that specifies the credentials of the new managed account. If you use Credential, you cannot specify Username and Password.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.


$cred = Get-Credential
New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $cred

This example adds a new managed account to the farm by using credentials that are prompted.