Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation, and the products with which it integrates include several services and service accounts that run on some or all of the logical tiers and physical computers that compose a deployment. Depending on the configuration of your deployment, your security needs, and what components you have installed, you can use the same account for all of these service accounts, or you can use different accounts. For clarity, each service account is referred to separately by using placeholder names. The topics in this section describe the services that are used in a deployment of Team Foundation Server, the service accounts under which those services run, and how to manage those accounts.
Lists the service accounts that Team Foundation Server requires, in addition to providing guidance for how to manage them and the permissions that they require. The distribution of features in your deployment determines what services and service accounts run on which physical computers. In addition to the services and service accounts that Team Foundation uses, you might need to manage the service accounts for software programs that are configured to work with Team Foundation Server, such as SharePoint Products and SQL Server. These accounts and dependencies are also discussed, and an example of service account dependencies is provided for deployments that integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.