Assigning Permissions to a Service
Posted on 2007-08-01
I've got a Windows 2003 server called dotmap that runs a Windows service called MapServ under the LOCAL SERVICE user account. The service needs to work with MS Access files on a server called mapfs. In order to lock the Access files on the mapfs machine to read, the service needs to have file creation access to the directory in order to create the Access lock files (.ldb).
My question is, how would I best assign file creation permissions for a LOCAL SERVICE account on one machine to a directory on another machine? Should I have the service run under a domain account name and give that domain account the necessary permission?
I'd rather not create an AD account just for a service if I can avoid it...