In this article we will see how to remove a managed account using powershell in
Managed Accounts is a new feature in SharePoint 2010. Managed accounts are
Active Directory user accounts whose credentials are managed by and contained
within SharePoint. When administrators configure a new web application or
service application they don't have to remember the username and passwords every
time if the service account is registered. They can just simply select the
managed account and they can configure the web application and service
application. For example when administrator create a new web application (Go
to Central Administration => Application management => Manage Web Applications
=> Click New in the ribbon interface)
Administrator can just choose the service account (whose account is already is
registered) for the application pool from the drop down as shown in the
Automatic password change:
SharePoint 2010 also introduces automatic password change.
Automatic password change enables SharePoint to automatically generate new
strong passwords on a schedule you set. Select the Enable automatic password
change checkbox to allow SharePoint to manage the password for the selected
If an account policy based expiry date is detected for the account, and the
expiry will occur before the scheduled date and time, the password will be
changed on a configured number of days before the expiry date at the regularly
We can choose to enable e-mail notifications in order to have the system
generate warning notifications about upcoming password change events.
We can also specify a time and schedule for the system to automatically change
Remove a Managed Account:
Go to Central Administration => Security => General Security => Configure
You could be able to see all the managed accounts.
In this we will be seeing how to remove a managed account using powershell.
Click on Remove for the service account that has to be removed from the managed
Click on Ok, so that the service account will be removed from the Managed
You can remove a managed account for the specified credential.
The same thing can be achieved using the following powershell cmdlet.
Remove-SPManagedAccount - Removes account registration from the
configuration database within the farm.
Go to Start => All Programs => Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products =>SharePoint
2010 Management Shell => Run as administrator.
Type the following command
Remove-SPManagedAccount -Identity DOMAIN\UserName
Note: For more information on Remove-SPManagedAccount cmdlet refer