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Configuring Sharepoint 2013 Administrative Accounts

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We are a fairly small shop < 200 users that is setting up Sharepoint 2013 for the first time all on one server.  It was originally installed with a domain admin account.  The same account we log onto the server with.  I believe this is incorrect as I have seen posts about separate accounts.

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What type of account do I need for Sharepoint 2013?

How and where do I switch the account used without doing a re install?

Details would be appreciated as we are new to sharepoint.
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
in general it is recommended to have a generic SharePoint installation account as this one does get special permissions throughout SharePoint - and not a named admin account.
If in your organisation you use a common shared admin account, then you do not have to reinstall - just keep in mind to use the same account whenever installing Cumulative Updates to Sharepoint or doing PSCONFIG reconfigurations.
But if you used your personal admin account then the only chance is to do a complete reinstall - sorry.

KR
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