what is nt authority\network service account?

Posted on 2006-04-17
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I'm setting up WSUS server and in the docs the nt authority\network service account is referenced?  I'm not sure if this is a seperate account or an alias for another.  Don't know where to go from here.
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It is a separete account.  When you choose your update services properties, and goto the logon account, choose THIS ACCOUNT and put in NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and the appropriate password.

I have mine set as a domain administrator, i think because we had a problem using the network service account
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The NT AUTHORITY/NETWORK SERVICE database user is part of the IIS Worker Process Group. In the SQL Server Login Properties not only click on add "ASPNET" to add this user as a Login for the selected database. You'll also have to give rights to the "NT AUTHORITY/NETWORK SERVICE" user, which was the user that your ASP.NET web application tried to use to access your database ..

Referenced here...

Have a look At this threads too..
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Thank you  rmckolay may it all run smoothly for you.
Cheers Merete

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