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The user name and password supplied for the administration account during System Center Essentials 2010 Setup are the credentials used as the default Action Account. The administrative account in Essentials is also used for the Data Warehouse Action Account and the SRS Report Execution Account.

If you decide to change the administration account credentials in Essentials 2010, you will need to grant privileges for this user account to access the Essentials SQL databases. This account must be granted the required privileges before you change the administration account credentials in Essentials 2010.

The following procedures describe how to grant privileges for the account to access the Essentials 2010 databases and how to change the credentials for the administration account.

To grant privileges to the Essentials administration account for access to the databases

  1. On the server hosting the System Center Essentials 2010 databases, open SQL Server Management Studio, expand Security in the Object Explorer pane, and then expand Logins.

  2. If the Action Account you plan to use as the Essentials 2010 administration account is not listed, right-click Logins, and then click New Login and enter the account credentials. If the account is already listed, right-click the account name, and click Properties.

  3. In the Login Properties dialog box, in the Select a page pane, click User Mapping.

  4. In the Users mapped to this login list, in the Map column, select the check box that corresponds to SystemCenterEssentials.

  5. In the Database role membership for: SystemCenterEssentials list, ensure that the following items are selected: db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_ddladmin, dwsynch_users, and dbmodule_users.

  6. In the Users mapped to this login list, in the Map column, select the check box that corresponds to OperationsManagerDW.

  7. In the Database role membership for: OperationsManagerDW list, select OpsMgrReader, db_datareader, OpsMgrWriter, and db_owner.

  8. Click OK to save your changes and to close the Login Properties dialog box.

To change the credentials for the Essentials administration account

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Administration button.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, click Settings, and then double-click Administration Account under Type: Server.

  3. In the Server Settings - Administration Account dialog box, enter the user credentials for the new administrative account, and then click OK.

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