Changing Service Accounts on a Distributed Cache Cluster in SharePoint 2013

[Update March 30, 2017] These steps also work on SharePoint Server 2016.

It is a recommended security best practice to run the AppFabricCachingService in SharePoint 2013 as an account other than the farm account. You will see this as a health warning in Central Administration with the rule “The server farm account should not be used for other services.”

This post is to tell you about my experience when changing the account of a Distributed Cache Cluster in SharePoint 2013. Continue reading “Changing Service Accounts on a Distributed Cache Cluster in SharePoint 2013”