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F A R M A D M I N I S T R A T O R S
When the farm was created during installation, the setup account became the farm
administrator by default. It is not a good idea to continue to use it as a working farm
administrator account, since you shouldn’t log in with it unless you are going to install SharePoint (or
some other SharePoint-related product that requires a setup account configured as ours
is). Therefore, it is a good idea to add at least one more account. Further, just as a backup,
SharePoint adds the local Administrators group to the Farm Administrators in Central
Administration. This is not always a good idea; therefore, it is good to add your own farm
administrators and remove the local Administrators group from the list.
1. To add a farm administrator, in Central Administration, on the Security page, click
Manage The Farm Administrators Group.
2. On the People And Groups – Farm Administrators page (Figure 3.70), click the New
button in the Action bar (what we call the bar with the New, Actions, and Settings
dropdown buttons).
FIGURE 3.70
The People And
Groups – Farm
Administrators
page
3. In the Grant Permissions box (Figure 3.71), enter the name of the users you want to add
as farm administrators (or you can add an Active Directory security group if you prefer).
I’m going to add my SharePoint Admin account, shareadmin .
4. You can have a welcome email sent to the new administrator or choose not to have it sent.
In my case, I am going to disable it, because I don’t need it. Then click OK to finish adding
the new farm administrator.
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