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Probably a silly question, but... does the service account SQL database and integration services run need access SQL?

Posted on 2011-10-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We host a sql 2008R2 server cluster for a customer, and he's removed the service account SQL database and integration services run on from the list of authorised SQL logins.
Should the service account have access to SQL or can it be left like this?
Question by:mr_nadger
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LesterClayton earned 1000 total points
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No, it's not needed for the SQL Service account to be an SQL Administrator :)  I have many SQL Servers running, and the service account is a local administrator only - and is not linked to any of the SQL Logins.

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thanks, saves us a big argument (they hadn't told us they'd done this, and we were looking at mirroring a db on there with that account, we'll have to get a different one)

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