Use the following procedure to create a new action account. The new action account will not, by default, have access to the Operations Manager database unless access is inherited in the credentials you assign to the action account. If not, a new account for accessing the Operations Manager database will need to be created. For more information, see How to Create a New Run As Account for Accessing the Operations Manager Database in Operations Manager 2007.

To create a new action account

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.

  3. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Security, right-click Run As Accounts, and then click Create Run As Account.

  4. In the Create Run As Account Wizard, on the Introduction page, click Next.

  5. On the General page, do the following:

    1. In the Run As Account type list, select Action Account.

    2. Type a display name in the Display Name text box.

      The display name you enter here becomes the Run As account you will add to a new Run As profile in the following procedure.
    3. You can also type a description in the Description text box.

    4. Click Next.

  6. On the Account page, type a user name, password, and then select the domain for the account that you want to make a member of this Run As account, and then click Create.

  7. In the Administration pane, click Run As Profiles.

  8. In the Run As Profiles pane, right-click Default Action Account, and then click Properties.

  9. In the Run As Profiles - Default Action Account dialog box, click the Run As Accounts tab.

  10. In the Run As Accounts list, select the computer for which you want to change the action account, and then click Edit.

  11. In the Edit Alternate Run As Account dialog box, in the Run As Account list, select the Run As account you created in step 5b, and then click OK.

  12. In the Run As Profiles - Default Action Account dialog box, click OK.

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