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Creating accounts for service logon only?

Posted on 2003-10-21
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How exactly do I allow an account to only logon as a service thereby preventing anybody logging on with that account on a workstation/server?  (for Active Directory - DC's running SP4).

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Question by:allangray
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Setup a user account - add it to the local Administrator group and remove it from the Domain User group.  Create a complex password and record it.  Lock that in your HR's vault.

Using Group Policy, set the security option for "log on as a service" by adding that user.

In the user's properties, set the option to only be able to log into the server.

Hope that helps.

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by:adamday
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Create an standard account, make it an administrator. If you change the domain controller security policy or domain security policy and set the access rights to allow the logon as a service and not logon as interactive. This will prevent the user login on but permit use as a service.
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