How to Create a Run As Account in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Use the following procedure to configure Run As accounts for use in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

A Run As account is a container for a set of stored credentials. For more information about Run As accounts, see Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM.

Account requirements Administrators and delegated administrators can create Run As accounts.

To create a Run As account

  1. Open the Settings workspace.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Run As Account.

    The Create Run As Account dialog box opens.

  3. Enter a name and optional description to identify the credentials in VMM.

  4. Enter credentials for the Run As account in the User name and Password text boxes. The credentials can be a valid Active Directory user or group account or they can be local credentials.

  5. Unselect Validate domain credentials, if desired.

  6. Click OK to create the Run As account.