Windows 2012 R2 ADFS [Change Service Account (not just the password)]

I would like to know what the process is to change the service account (change the account completely - not just reset the password) on an AD FS Server running on Windows 2012 R2 (AD FS 3.0)?

Is there a powershell command that takes care of this?  In my deployment I am using the Windows Internal Database, and we have also deployed the Web Application Proxy.



October 27th, 2014 5:37pm


Here is a script below that could be useful to you:

Active Directory Federation Services: Change the Service Account

Best Regards,


  • Marked as answer by Mapleleafguy Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:06 PM
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October 28th, 2014 4:53am

Thanks Amy.

I will test this in the lab.

October 29th, 2014 2:05pm


Is there a listed manual procedure to change ADFS 3.0 Farm Service account from Normal AD a/c to GMSA?


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April 29th, 2015 9:09am


Since this thread has been quiet for several months, please post a new thread so that you would get more efficient support from the forum community.

Best Regards,


April 29th, 2015 10:10pm

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