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SharePoint Farm account will also need to be created, set up simply as a user in Active Directory

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Cover of Exam Ref 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

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The automatic install never prompts for this user ID, just for a password. Catrinescu & Seward assert that this should be a managed service account, not just a user account. How do I get the install feature to make use of a prepared account? Why does the install even exist if it can't handle all the variables?