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I am building a SharePoint test farm with SharePoint server 2007 Enterprise based on Windows Server 2008 R2. There are 3 different virtual machines (Hyper-V), all in the same domain, UCTEST. When I installed SharePoint and ran the configuration wizard, I entered a domain account (svc_sp) as the main farm / central account, which worked perfectly.

Now, in Central Admin, I try to go through the administrators tasks list, and in the assign services to servers task I try starting the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. I enter 2 separate user accounts for the search and content access parts. The user's exist and are in the same organisational unit as the main farm account. But when I click start I get an Event ID 4625, audit failure.

The error message is the following:

An account failed to log on.

Subject:

Security ID: UCTEST\Administrator

Account Name: Administrator

Account Domain: UCTEST

Logon ID: 0x98828

Logon Type: 3

Account For Which Logon Failed:

Security ID: NULL SID

Account Name: svc_sp_wsscontent

Account Domain: UCTEST

Failure Information:

Failure Reason: Unknown user name or bad password.

Status: 0xc000006d

Sub Status: 0xc000006a

Process Information:

Caller Process ID: 0x364

Caller Process Name: C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\w3wp.exe

Network Information:

Workstation Name: UCTEST-UC01

Source Network Address: -

Source Port: -

Detailed Authentication Information:

Logon Process: Advapi

Authentication Package: Negotiate

Transited Services: -

Package Name (NTLM only): -

Key Length: 0

P.S. Thinking it could be SQL related i have made all service account securityadmin and dbcreator on SQL Server (2008 SP1)

P.P.S. All users needed are added to the "logon as batch" / "logon as service" in the local security group policy.

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are you specifying service account names the form of uctest\service_account_name? –  shufler Sep 4 '09 at 17:26
    
Yes, fully qualified usernames –  Colin Dekker Sep 4 '09 at 23:18

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Deleting the user accounts and recreating them seemed to do the trick. Tried logging on to the machine as the service account didn't work, so i figured there had to be something wrong with the account. deleted it, added it, now it's all working again..

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Check SQL Server to see if the svc_sp_wsscontent account has a mapping to the appropriate databases.

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It is in the securityadmin / dbcreator server role, it shouldn't need any mapping. Furthermore, the only db's created are the config / central admin content db's –  Colin Dekker Sep 4 '09 at 16:37

By default local administrators have rights to access Central Administrator, but they do not necessarily have full control over everything.

Try logging into Central Admin with the farm account (svc_sp) or grant uctest\administrator farm administrator rights (Central Admin -> Operations -> Farm Administrators).

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tried that already, this is going wrong on the windows level, not sharepoint. –  Colin Dekker Sep 4 '09 at 16:51
    
then there is always the official documentation: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263445.aspx. Talks about all the accounts you can set up, and what rights on the server, in the db, and the in the domain they need. –  shufler Sep 4 '09 at 17:22

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