I've installed a new instance of sql 2005, I've read an article on using a local admin account but locking it down but I'm not sure how. I have created a new local user (Vista) and made it a member of administrators group. Using the sql config I have set the account to run the db/agent services to this new account.
How do I secure this admin acount to do what it needs to do (start service, folder access, send db mail etc) but not have other windows type admin?
Also when I tried to change the account for reporting services service I couldn't proceed without adding a password and location for a key... huh?