How to change SQL Server Service Account ?
How to Change SQL Server Service Account ?
You can change service account anytime you would like after the installation however it would require you to restart SQL server services in order to take effect. I would recommend if you are performing such action in production system, look for brief outage.
There are multiple ways that you can change SQL Server Service account. Below are couple easy ways
a) Using Service.msc – Not recommended
Click Start ----> Run ---> Type "Services.msc" Hit Enter
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b) Using SQL Server Configuration Manager – RecommendedClick on Start, SQL Server configuration manager under SQL Server (2008, 2012, 2014) main folder.
Follow the direction shown below.
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