Local System and Local Service account on DC

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Nathan Weldon, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Just a general question about the local system and service account in
    windows 2003 server. Since this machine is a domain controller the local
    administrator account no longeer exists. Does this mean that when a service
    uses the local system account to login, it is using the domain
    administrators credentials?
    Nathan Weldon, Sep 21, 2005
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  2. No. Domain admins have full access to most networked
    resources. The system account has none.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Sep 21, 2005
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  3. Okay, so should Domain Controllers still be using Local System accounts to
    start services such as SMTP and Exchange? These services are starting fine,
    but only until I install Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003, then
    everything goes to pot!
    Nathan Weldon, Sep 21, 2005
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