Managed service accounts (MSAs) - introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 — are a godsend for Active Directory admins. An MSA can be assigned to a computer, and any Windows service running on that computer can be set to run as that MSA. Unlike service accounts, which require regular maintenance, the MSA password is set during creation and the password is then automatically updated by Active Directory.
Great! That is, until you try to create an MSA. The only way you can create, edit, and delete an MSA is by using PowerShell scripts. Even if you do know how to write PowerShell scripts, it won't be as easy as using a GUI-based tool.
Service Accounts Management is a free, GUI-based tool designed to easily create, edit, and delete managed service accounts in just a few clicks. The tool is absolutely free and requires no knowledge of PowerShell.
Here’s what you can do with the free Service Accounts Management tool:
The Service Account Management tool also enables you to gain insights into the service accounts present in each computer in an Active Directory domain. With just a few clicks, you can get information on all the service accounts present in a computer.
Service Account Management tool is available as part of the Free Active Directory Tools suite. These free tools can save you a lot of time and make Active Directory management more efficient at absolutely no cost.