Install SCCM Current Branch – Part 2 – Service Users

In the first post of this series, I prepared the lab environment for installing SCCM.

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In this second post I will be creating the service user accounts that I will be using throughout the SCCM installation and also after installation, for the diverse SCCM tasks.

The users

SccmAdmin – The account that I will use as the local administrator account for the SCCM server.

Test Users. These are regular domain users and I will use them for testing purposes. I’ll create three already so that I don’t have to worry about creating any more:

  • TestUser1
  • TestUser2
  • TestUSer3

DomJoin: This account will be used later to add computers to the domain, used during OSD. Learn how to do it here.

SCCMNAA: The Network Access Account. I will use this account to access CM network shares, used during OSD.

How to create a user in AD

First of all, logon to the Active Directory Domain Controller as Administrator and open Active Directory Users and Computers.

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Right-click the Users container and create select “New” – “User”:

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Fill the user object fields as and press “Next”.

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Choose a password and check “Password never expires”. Press “Next” and then “Finish” at end of the wizard.

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Follow the above steps to create the rest of the users.

These are the users I will be creating for now. You can create these manually, as done here, or automatically using PowerShell.

In the part 3 of this series, I will be creating the System Management Container in Active Directory.

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