How to Create a New Action Account in Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Use the following procedure to create a new action account. The new action account will not, by default, have access to the Operations Manager database unless access is inherited in the credentials you assign to the action account. If not, a new account for accessing the Operations Manager database will need to be created.

To create a new action account

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In the Administration workspace, right-click Run As Accounts, and then click Create Run As Account.

  4. In the Create Run As Account Wizard, on the Introduction page, click Next.

  5. On the General page, do the following:

    1. In the Run As Account type list, select Action Account.

    2. Type a display name in the Display Name text box.


      The display name you enter here becomes the Run As account you will add to a new Run As profile in the following procedure.

    3. You can also type a description in the Description text box.

    4. Click Next.

  6. On the Account page, type a user name, password, and then select the domain for the account that you want to make a member of this Run As account, and then click Next.

  7. On the Distribution Security page, the More secure option is selected and cannot be changed. Click Create.

  8. In the Administration workspace, click Run As Profiles.

  9. In Run As Profiles, right-click Default Action Account, and then click Properties.

  10. On the Introduction and General Properties pages, click Next.

  11. On the Run As Accounts page, click Add, select the Run As account you created, and then click OK twice.

  12. Click Save.