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