How to Configure the Service Principal Name

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Use the SetSPN.exe command-line tool to add a Service Principal Name (SPN) directory property for the Active Directory service account on the data tier domain controller. You use an SPN to locate a target principal name for running a service.

SetSPN.exe is a Microsoft Windows support tool that is located on the Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 CD. For more information about how to use SetSPN.exe, see http://g o

For more information about how to use SPN names in Kerberos, see

To configure the SPN

  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

  2. At the command prompt, type the following:

    <path> setspn.exe -A MSSQLSvc/ runtimeuser
    if SQL Cluster
    <path> setspn.exe -A MSSQLSvc/ runtimeuser

    where <path> is the drive and location of the SetSPN.exe file.

  3. To verify that the SPN is set, type the following at the command prompt:

    Setspn -L runtimeuser

See Also

Other Resources

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Configuring a Domain Controller

Building the Data Tier