Use group policy for Master Data Services System Administrator account - by buddylee17

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ID 754820 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 7/20/2012 8:52:20 AM
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According to, there is only 1 system administrator account. What happens when that person goes on vacation? Changing the system administrator account is not a feasible way to handle this. Only having 1 administrator account also prevents shift / on-call support of the service.
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Posted by WSC Niko360 on 10/6/2012 at 5:32 PM
Great work !
Posted by Microsoft on 10/2/2012 at 8:20 AM
Hi Buddy,

Thanks for the feedback. We have addressed this issue in the next version of SQL Server Master Data Services. For SQL Server 2012 MDS, please use the workaround documented here: