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List of Common Names

Topics: Support
May 13, 2014 at 1:56 PM
I am building a test SharePoint 2013 system using AutoSPInstaller. Using the GUI, under Farm>Main, I can create 4 Managed Accounts using the common names SPService, Portal, MySiteHost and SearchService.

Is there a list of other common names that I can use to create additional Managed Accounts for instead of using the same one over and over again? Such as UserCode, Timer Service, Sandbox, etc?
May 14, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Currently, you can add other managed accounts using whichever CommonName you like but they won't be assigned to any specific service or app pool (though you can do so manually afterwards).

BTW with regard to the services you mentioned... there is no good reason I'm aware of to use a different service account (than the general SP_Services) for things like UserCode/Sandbox, and the Timer Service must run as the Farm account. Be careful assigning new/arbitrary accounts to different services unless you know what you're doing :) There's a balance between the security isolation benefits of using multiple accounts vs. the additional load caused by multiple app pools consuming resources.