Which Service User Account

I have written some VB.Net code for a service and I now need to decide which Account to run it under (LocalService,NetworkService,LocalSystem,User)

One of the things that this service does is interact with text files, both on the server that the service will be running on and on a different server on the domain.

Which user will I need to use so that the service can modify files both on this server and on another one one the domain?
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Avinash DesaiSr Software EngineerCommented:
Hi

Use Local System Administrator  if not in domain . If the system is in domain use domain Administrator to run the services.

Regards
Avinash
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ict-torquilclarkAuthor Commented:
I was thinking that but I would rather not have to go and change the logon credentials when the domain admin account password changes

is that my only option, willthe other 3 not allow me to do what i need to do?
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Avinash DesaiSr Software EngineerCommented:
I am not sure about after password change but you can make the service to Start Automatic .
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Use NetworkService you will have to give ntfs permissions to the files and directories to NetworkService on the servers
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