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Use of the administrator account to run applications.

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Do you need the administrator on the Windows server to run certain applications.  Re-indexing databases etc..  What other account can be used.
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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Any account that is a member of the local Administrators group on a particular server/workstation can perform actions that require administrator-equivalent privileges; it does not need to be the administrator account specifically.
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.. or server operator
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by:mutec1
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Do you have a case scenario, an example.

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In general "users" should have no administrative privilages - providing that software bears the "designed for windows" certification then it should be able to be run as a "standard user"
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