The server farm account should not be used for other services.

If you get the following error when you select the Monitoring > Review Problems and Solutions…


Dig a little deeper and you’ll get this…


To fix this you’ll probably want to jump to Central Admin and change the user account associated with the “Distributed Cache” service but if you do, you’ll find that it can’t be accomplished.

What you need to do is make the change with Powershell…

Just edit the following line of code to match your domain and user account and run.

$accnt = Get-SPManagedAccount -Identity DOMAIN\SERVICE_ACCT

It will take several minutes to complete so be patient.

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