SharePoint Health Analyzer: The server farm account should not be used for other services.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Sharepoint Server | 0 comments

The Sharepoint Health Analyzer has “red” reportings, shown in the Central Administration:

The error details for the “The server farm account should not be used for other services.” message are:

{FarmAccount}, the account used for the SharePoint timer service and the central administration site, is highly privileged and should not be used for any other services on any machines in the server farm. The following services were found to use this account: User Profile Synchronization Service (Windows Service).

The Microsoft Technet article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg750254.aspx says:

This message can be ignored. The User Profile Synchronization Service must run as the farm account.

Well, annonying but obviously not a problem…

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