Service Account Updates

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) provides services using the security credentials of a user account. A user account that a service uses is commonly known as a service account. If the service account that AD LDS uses is changed, the AD LDS instance using that account detects the change and warns the administrator that additional configuration steps may be required.


Event ID Source Message



The directory server has detected that the service account used to run this service has been changed. Replication failures may occur if two or more Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service instances in the same configuration set simultaneously change the service accounts under which those instances are running. Additional Data Old service account: %1 New service account: %2


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