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Automating Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Shannon Bray, Gary Lapointe

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Provision Claims to Windows Token Services

The Claims to Windows Token Service, or, as it is more commonly known, c2wts, is a key service to understand as Microsoft technology moves forward with Claims-based Authentications. This service is a feature of the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and its purpose is to convert a Claims-based token to a Windows identity.

Like many of the services available in SharePoint 2010, the c2wts must be turned on manually. Additionally, it is also recommended that you change the service's process identity because, by default, it will run as the Local System account. Running as the Local System account could cause issues in certain delegation scenarios that require a Service Principal Name (SPN). So why should ...

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