Thursday, January 14, 2010

Change the Service Account for Team Foundation Server 2010

I still remember the trouble I had to change the service account on Team Foundation Server 2008.  So I’m really glad to see how easy this became in Team Foundation Server 2010.

  1. Open the administration console for Team Foundation. For more information, see Open the Team Foundation Administration Console.

  2. Expand the server name and click Application Tier.

  3. In the Application Tier pane, click Change Service Account. The Update Service Account window opens.

  4. Perform one of the following steps:

    1. If you want to use a system account, click System Account, and then choose a system account from the drop-down list.

      If your server is a member of an Active Directory domain, the default choice is Network Service. If your server is a member of a workgroup, the default choice will be Local Service. Depending on your deployment, the default might be the only choice.

      System accounts do not have passwords. If you choose to use a system account for TFSService, you should not type a password in the password field.

    2. If you want to use a domain or workgroup account, click User Account, type the name of the account in Account Name, and then type the password of the account in Password.

  5. Click OK.

1 comment:

Maxim said...

Ahh gotta love all the improvements in TFS 2010. MS really put some good effort in this release, especially the infrastructure part of it!