21 January, 2015 · less than a minute to read · written by Rob Gregory
If you add a new Managed Account in SharePoint that is a local account rather than a domain account then you will see the following error message.
The specified user 'accountname ' is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode.
Sometimes you need to use a local account and you can get around this error message using the following PowerShell commands.
WARNING: The specified user "ServerName\Account" is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode.
You can check this has worked in Central Admin > Security > Configure Managed Account