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How do I find what the password is for the SYSTEM account on an SBS 2003 box?

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How do I find what the password is for the SYSTEM account on an SBS 2003 box? I want to use this account to run the NT Backups. Thanks.
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You don't find the password - however you can still schedule ntbackup to run in scheduled tasks 'using' the System account (accomplishes the same purpose).
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ok - when I tried to schedule a backup job to run using NTBackup, and I put DOMAINNAME\SYSTEM in the fields where it asks who's going to run this job, it asks me for a password, obviously, so I leave the password fields blank and the first time I click OK it tells me it can't find an account by that name so I try hitting ok again and it then simply tells me to make sure this user has the appropriate permissions to access the backup log files, which are under the administrator's documents and settings path on the server.

to me this seem to be a little hokie.. the way it's acting regarding letting me use the SYSTEM account to run a backup. What am I missing? Backing up data does not need to be this difficult in 2007. Thanks.
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Take off the DOMAINNAME - just use SYSTEM
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...and leave password blank. :)
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will do - thank you sir.
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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