Recommend Service accounts for SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

This article describes SharePoint administrative and services account to be used in the following areas: Microsoft SQL Server, the file system, file shares, and registry entries.

Important. Do not use service account names that contain the symbol $.
Service Accounts

Service accounts are in the AD domain account. The service accounts should form to a syntax standard and should be different for each environment i.e. development, UAT and production. The rights are to be configured via group policy.

Here are the list of recommended service accounts.

AccountNameDescription
SetupSP_SetupThe server farm account is used to perform the following tasks: -Setup -SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard -Configure the server farm.
FarmSP_FarmThe server farm account is used to perform the following tasks: -SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard -Manage the server farm. -Act as the application pool identity for the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. -Run the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service.
PoolSP_AppPoolThe Pool Account is used to run the Web Application Pools
ServicesSP_ServicesThe Services Account is used to run the Window Services
Excel ServicesSP_ExcelThe Services Account for the Excel service
Visio ServicesSP_VisioThe Services Account for the Visio service
Performance PointSP_PerPointThe Services Account for the Performance Point service
User Profile ServiceADSP_ProfileService Account to run the SharePoint UPS Service Application
Search ServiceSP_SearchService Account to run the SharePoint Search “Windows Service”
Default Content Access SP_CrawlThe Default Content Access Account for the Search Service Application
My SiteSP_MyPoolThe MyPool Web Application Account
Visio GraphicsSP_VisioUIt runs the Unattended Service account for Visio
ExcelSP_ExcelUIt runs the Unattended Service account for Excel
PowerPivotSP_PowPivtUIt runs the Unattended Service account for PowerPivot
Claims to Windows TokenSP_C2WTSIt runs the Claims to Windows Token Service Account

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