Service Account Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) provides services by using the security credentials of a user account. A user account that is used by a service is commonly known as a service account. If the service account that AD LDS uses is changed, the AD LDS instance that uses that account detects the change and warns the administrator that additional configuration steps may be required. The change must be registered with the instance's internal database as well as with the databases of any replication partners that are configured. Such updates are especially important when replication partners exist, because the local instance cannot receive any updates from its replication partners until the change is registered by the replication partners in their respective AD LDS databases.


Event ID Source Message



The directory server failed to automatically update service account, dns name and/or port information.

This operation will be tried again at the following interval.

Interval (minutes):

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Active Directory