Managing Hosts and Service Accounts

Before you create a host and host instances you must:

  • Create the Windows group for the host.
  • Create service accounts for each host instance.
  • Add the service accounts to the host Windows group.

Required user rights for managing hosts and service accounts

You must be a Windows administrator to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a host Windows group
  • Create service accounts for each host instance
  • Add the service accounts to the host Windows group
  • Update the host Windows group credentials

Creating a host Windows group

In local group environment, the group name that you specify for the Host should not include the computer name. However, if you specify <computer name>\ as the prefix, it will only work if the <computer name> is the name of the SQL Server computer. Do not specify <computer name>\ as the prefix in local group environment setup.

To setup host to use local group in multi boxes environment:

  1. Create local groups and users on both Runtime and MgmtDb SQL computers.
  2. Ensure that the local user is a member of the local group on both the Runtime and MgmtDb SQL computers.
  3. When you create a host, do not specify <computer name>\ as the prefix for the group name.
  4. Do not specify <computer name>\ as prefix for the host instance name.

Note  If you are using a Domain group, you must specify <Domain Name>\ as the prefix for the host Windows Group name.

See Also

Managing BizTalk Server Security

Managing the BizTalk Administrators Group

Managing Signing Certificates

Best Practices for Security, Accounts, and Certificates

To download updated BizTalk Server 2004 Help from www.microsoft.com, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=20616.

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