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Change a SQL Service account

Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I installed an application (Symancte Backup Exec) which auto installed SQL Express.

The default installation installed this with Local System as the account for the instance, and Network Service as the account for the Browser and VSS services.

Ideally, there should be a designated account for these services.

Is it just simply a case of creating a generic service account in AD, and then using SQL Config Mgr to change the service account settings? Will this apply the appropriate SQL rights/permissions to the newly created account.

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