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On the configuration page for SharePoint Foundation Search, there are enough settings
that you need to scroll down quite a ways to set them all. You’ll be configuring Search in
Chapter 3, but I did want to show you how the account identity that Search is using is the one
we expected—Local Service. Search does actually use two services to work: Search and Index
(otherwise known as Content Access or the crawler). Right now they are the same account, and
SharePoint considers that perfectly acceptable (Figure 2.55).
FIGURE 2.55
Search
configuration settings,
service accounts
NO MANAGED WHAT?
In Figure 2.55, you can see that SharePoint is using a local service account for Search, but you may
have also noticed the warning that there are no managed accounts. This version of SharePoint
supports managing its service account passwords (unexpectedly changed or expired passwords were
the bane of the previous versions of SharePoint) and encourages—in fact, requires —most of its
services to use accounts that have been added as managed accounts in SharePoint so it recognizes
them. However, if you’re using local system, service, or network service accounts, that doesn’t
apply. So, worry not.
Speaking of warnings, the warning that the data on the page is not encrypted appears because we
are not using SSL for the site. In this scenario, we are accessing the site from the same server the
pages are on, so this is not a problem. If you are worried about security within your private
network, you might want to consider getting an SSL certificate for the Central Administration site.
For more information about using SSL with SharePoint, see Chapter 16, “Advanced Installation
and Configuration.”
 
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