In order to modify a package account, you must have Modify permissions for the Package security object. For more information about security permissions, see Classes and Instances for Object Security in Configuration Manager.

To modify a package access account

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Packages.

  2. Expand to the package for which you want to modify the access account.

  3. Click Access Accounts, right-click the account you want to modify in the results pane, and then click Properties.

  4. From the Permissions drop-down list, select the level of permissions to grant to the account. For more information about the permissions available, see About Package Access Accounts.

    In some cases, removing the Users group as a package access account might cause software distribution to fail. If the distribution point is in a native mode site, you must add IUSR_<computername> as a package access account with the permissions required to access to the package. If a distribution point is configured to allow anonymous access for mobile device clients, you must also add the Internet Guest account as a package access account.
  5. Click OK.

  6. Refresh all distribution points associated with the package to ensure that all distribution points have the modified access account information:

    • Click Distribution Points to show all distribution points associated with the package.

    • Select each distribution point displayed in the results pane, right-click, and then click Refresh Distribution Points.

    • Click Yes.

    Each distribution point must be refreshed individually. Selecting all available distribution points, right-clicking, and then clicking Refresh will refresh only the results pane and will not resend the package to the distribution points.

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