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Farm Search Service Account

  Asked By: Mindy    Date: Sep 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6709

The search service will run using this account. Setting or changing this
account affects all index and query servers in the server farm.

The farm search service account must not be a built-in account for
security reasons and for it to access the database and content index.
Examples of built-in accounts are Local Service and Network Service.

What rights does this account need in SharePoint and Windows?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tina Owens     Answered On: Sep 24

It needs read access  to everything you plan to index. It needs this so
that it can read the files for indexing the content  and access/store the
ACLs for security trimming the search  query results.

Answer #2    Answered By: Tiana Whitaker     Answered On: Sep 24

So if I was going to index  Exchange and NTFS Shares I would need NTFS
Read access  on all the folders within the NTFS Share and Exchange View
Only Administrator rights?

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