service account needs a login?

should the sql server service account be given a login in syslogins?
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25112Author Commented:
in the errlog, I see this error:

Login failed for <domain user (service account)>. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database. [CLIENT: <local machine>]

why may service account trying to login?
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25112Author Commented:
no, I am asking if there is a need for service account be to be in syslogins (regardless of sa privilege or not). is there any pros/cons to it?
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Pushpakumara MahagamageVPCommented:
I haven't seen any need. i'm using separate AD accounts for SQL Server instance and that service account does not exist in syslogins.  

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/askjay/archive/2011/02/28/required-rights-for-sql-server-service-account.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143504.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2160720
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