How to set up SSO in SharePoint

How to set up SSO in SharePoint

Was having problem setting up SSO.  Keep getting error.  Here is what I did to get it setup properly (I notice there are post out there in the internet, but some are missing some information:

1.  Create a domain service account (ex: moss_sso)

2. OPTIONAL: Create a domain security group with “Global” and with “Group Type” as “Security”.  Add the moss_sso service account to this group.  (you can create two group, one for Definition Administrator and one for SSO Administrator)

3. Add the domain services account (or security group) to the local administrators group on all SharePoint servers.

4. Log into the server that is running “Central Administration” web site.

5. Navigate to “Central Administration -> Operations -> Service Accounts” and double check the “Single Sign-on Service” credentials, set the services to run from the domain services account (moss_sso).

6. Also add the domain service account used to run the service to the Farm’s administrators group

7. Start the “Microsoft Single Sign-on Service” in the Windows Services under Manage.  Set the services to start “Automatic”.  Run the service under a domain service account (moss_sso).  Start the service. (if not already started)

6. Repeat 6 on all server except server which will only act as WFE.

7. In SQL, set the domain service account (moss_sso) running the Microsoft SSO service has the following roles assigned on SQL Server:  dbcreator and securityadmin

8. Log into the server that is running “Central Administration” web site.  NOTE:  make sure you log using the New Services account (moss_sso)!!!  This is the part that give the issue when I was trying to set this up.

12.Navigate to “Central Administration -> Operations -> Manage Single Sign-On -> Manage Server Settings” to setup SSO for SharePoint

12.1 Single Sign-On Administrator Account: Domain Group or the Services account moss_sso

12.2 Enterprise Application Definition Administrator Account: Domain Group or the Services account moss_sso

12.3 Database Server Name (use netbios naming convention)

12.4 Database Name

12.5 Timeout settings (I used Default)

12.6 Ok.




Error: Sharepoint MOSS Records Center is not configured properly


The following error message is displayed when a document is submitted from the $AUTHORING_SITE to the Records Center using the Send To context menu option.
The Records Router Records Center is not properly configured for this request.


This issue can happen due the following reasons.
1. The Records Router URL is not entered correctly in the Central Administration Server.
Follow steps in Record Center Configuration section of the Brand Platform Setup Guide and verify that the URL is entered properly.
2. Users submitting records to Records Router does not exist under the Records Center Web Service Submitters group under Records Router site.
3. Load balancing URL for the Records Router is not configured rightly.

Resetting Records Center

Resetting Records Center

If your record center does not function proeprly (even after you cold booted the server), try run the following command to reactivate the record center features. 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename recordsmanagement\feature.xml -force