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Does the following syntax mean local or domain administrator?  .\Administrator

dweb937 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
This is probably a stupid question but can someone please tell me what the following syntax means?  .\Administrator.  Does the '.\' mean that it's the domain or local administrator?  This is the logon type specified in the logon properties of the MSSQLSERVER service.

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. always refers to the local computer.. So it is local administrator

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