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Exchange 2003 Service Account

I am setting up Exchange 2003 in a new Exchange Organization. I have created a service account. My question is when I install Exchange 2003 should I log into the machine with the service account or the domain Admins account.
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lakhvir
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fetch_Commented:
I've got 2003 and have never had reason to login with the service account.  Use any Exchange Admin account (an AD group exchange just made) to administer it.  
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
You do not need to log into the server using the service account, any account with administrative rights will do.  During the Exchange installation you will be prompted to enter the name of the account and its password.
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SembeeCommented:
Service Account?
You don't use service accounts with Exchange 200x. It should be using the built in accounts that it configures automatically. You can login to the server with any account that has the relevant permissions within Exchange.

Simon.
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lakhvirAuthor Commented:
So this means I can run my exchange setup under any account that has relevant permissions within Exchange For Example (Domain Administrator Account). Another Question, by default what account does Exchange services run under? If I run Exchange Setup under Domain Administrator account would Exchange services run under Domain Administrator Account? Thanks,
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SembeeCommented:
You should run the Exchange setup on an account with the correct permissions. I usually recommend THE administrator account, not an equivalent.
The Exchange services run under a system account - Local System - and I would not recommend changing that account setting as it can stop Exchange from working.
System Accounts is an Exchange 5.5 thing and hasn't been used for many years.

Simon.
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lakhvirAuthor Commented:
So the system account - Local System What is the system account? Is this is the account that I used to setup this server for the first time?

Also During the Exchange installation it prompts to enter the name of the account and its password. What account should I specify there? Can I use the Domain Administrator account or any account can be used.

Thanks. I appreciate all your help on this matter.

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SembeeCommented:
Have you changed the installation options from something other than the default Typical installation? If you have, then stop. You do not need to select all of the options for a standard installation. Carry out a typical installation only.
Forget about System Accounts, knowing what accounts the applications runs under. Unless you have an Exchange 5.5 server that information is not something that you need to worry about or even consider changing.

You should use THE administrator account if possible, not an equivilent. Let the Exchange 2003 CD auto play and then follow all of the steps it outlines.

Simon.
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