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the farm account. That is what you need to change. In my case, the account I’ll change it to
would be the account I registered earlier for this service, dem0tek\spfusrcode. Use the account
you registered for this service earlier.
Once you’ve selected the correct account, click OK to keep the change. It will take a moment
as SharePoint adds that data to the configuration database and makes the change elsewhere
on the server. Then the service will have a new account. If you have more than one SharePoint
server in the farm, you might want to run an IISRESET on those other servers so they pick up
the change quickly. Now that you’ve configured and started the Search, BDC, Sandboxed Code,
and Usage and Health Data Collection services, as well as registered managed accounts, we’re
ready to create our first web application.
Creating the First SharePoint Web Application
SharePoint web applications are just containers that define the address, security, and
authentication for the site collections they contain. When you want to have a SharePoint site, first you
create a web application. That creates a corresponding IIS Web Site, which defines access to its
pages with a URL address (machine name and port number or host header), as well as
specifying authentication, and can be configured with an SSL certificate to secure communications.
Web applications need to keep the content that makes up the sites they contain in a database.
Each web application, therefore, has at least one content database. Also, logically, those web
applications need to be able to access their databases, even if they are on a different server in the
domain. Because of this, they use their corresponding IIS Web Site application pool identity to
access resources. Further, those account identities must be assigned the correct permissions in
order to do their jobs. So when configuring web applications, assigning the address,
authentication, security, and content database account are the focus of configuration.
To start the process of creating a web application, you can simply click Application Management
in the Quick Launch bar on the left. Once on the Application Management page (Figure 3.41),
you can see that there are a number of additional tasks and headings than were listed under the
Application Management heading on the Central Administration home page. On this page, click
Manage Web Applications to get started.
FIGURE 3.41
The Application
Management page
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