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If you close out of that dialog box and double-click the farm account in the details pane, you’ll
see a dialog box for this account (Figure 3.57). If you scroll down in the Role Members list, you’ll see
that the account is set as a database owner.
WHAT ARE THOSE OTHER ROLES?
SharePoint_Shell_Access is the role added to SharePoint databases for the use of PowerShell, and
WSS_Content_Application_Pool is a role added for any account that is an application pool account
(which the farm account is, for Central Administration).
FIGURE 3.57
The farm account’s
role on the
configuration database
If you close out of the dialog box and double-click one of the other accounts, such as the
search account, you’ll see in its dialog box (if you scroll down the Role Members list) that it
might have access to the configuration database, but only with the WSS_Content_Application_
Pool role (Figure 3.58), meaning that it basically has the same rights to the configuration
database as a content database account.
To see what account has the right to access the content database for the web application you
created (WSS_Content in my case), just click it in the Object Explorer, open the Security folder in
details pane, and then open Users.
You’ll see, as in Figure 3.59, that the content database account (my example is dem0tek\
spfcontent) is the only one listed.
 
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