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Where do I create SQL Server Service Accounts?

Posted on 2009-05-17
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When setting up an account for each SQL Server Service are these created in the - SBS Users  - or - Users - part of Active Directory?

Does it matter?

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William

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I would say it doesn't matter  as long as you make sure they have the correct permissions for the account to run the required service
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I've see a lot of organizations create an OU called "service accounts"
That way if you are ever making modifications it is really easy to exclude those accounts in that OU.
You could also add something to the description maybe like "serviceAccount"
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Mike
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Hi
I have found some more information.
SBS USers: Default organisational unit for user accounts created with the Add New User Account wizard
Users: Default container for upgraded user accounts
As I created these accounts without using the Add New User wizard it looks like I should have created them in Users. Now when I try and move them I get a warning that If I move them things might not work because of the way group policies are applied.
Since being advised on this site to create separate accounts for each SQL service I just seem to be digging a bigger and bigger hole that I cant get out of.
At what level in my diagram should I create the new OU "Service Accounts" and can I ignore the error message and move the accounts there?
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We have our service accounts at the root so right click on the domain and select new OU
yes you can ignore the group policy warning, you shouldn't have issues there.
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Mike
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Thanks for your help guy's
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