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  Asked By: Gaurang    Date: Apr 17    Category: MOSS    Views: 813

I'm building a virtual machine for SharePoint 2007 development. It
occurred to me that maybe I should create new domain accounts for all
its SharePoint accounts instead of using production accounts. The
virtual machine will be running in the same domain as our production
environment. Does anyone have any thoughts?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Apr 17

I can't stress strongly enough how you should have separate accounts
in test and development environments. I was lazy with it and got bit once. I
was using the same AppPoolID in test and production a few years ago to test an
upgrade. I also restored my WSS v2 Config database (big no-no). When I ran the
software I was installing it asked for my SQL server, so I gave it the SQL
server in my test environment. Unfortunately it was only using that to get my
Config, where it found the name of my production SQL box and proceeded to do the
upgrade on it instead. Of course there were about four things wrong with that
situation, but had I been using an account  in my test environment that had no
permissions in production it could have been prevented.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Apr 17

I like the separate test domain accounts idea even better now!

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