In a Windows Domain environment, is there a tool that can be run to determine if an underlying service uses a particular UN & PW to run in the backgroud.

We have a Windows server 2008 R2 Domain, where several services run in the background. Is there a tool that can be run to determine what UN & PW is being associated with that service to run?
zargf8nsAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Get Process Explorer from Microsoft.com, download it, install it and run it.

In View tab, Select Columns and select User. Now User is related to the process running.

See if that helps.
zalazarCommented:
Process Explorer is indeed a good program to use for this.
It can be downloaded via this link:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653
https://download.sysinternals.com/files/ProcessExplorer.zip

You do not have to install it.
Just unpack the files and place it in a directory.
Right click on procexp.exe and select "Run as administrator".

Within the program you can right click on a column and click "Select Columns".
Add the "User Name" column.
Now you should be able to see the user associated with the process.
The password can't be revealed unfortunately.

The 3 most common places where usernames/passwords are defined are actually:
Services: run "services.msc", sort on the "Log On As" column to find out services which are running as a normal user.
Task Scheduler: run "taskschd.msc", check for tasks under the "Task Scheduler Library".
  Right click a task and check the field "When running the task, use the following account"
Component Services: run "dcomcnfg.exe", open Component Services |Computers |My Computer
  The "COM+ Applications" or "DCOM Config" entries are sometimes configured to run with a different Identity.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
using powershell use this code
 
$services = Get-WmiObject -Class win32_service | select name,startname 
foreach ($service in $services){
    if ( ($service.startname -ne 'LocalSystem') -and ($service.startname -ne "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService") -and ($service.startname -ne "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService")) {
    write-host $service.name $service.startname
    }
}

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$servers = get-content -path .\servers.txt
foreach ($server in $servers){
$services = gwmi  win32_service -ComputerName $server
foreach ($service in $services) {
		if ( ($service.startname -ne 'LocalSystem') -and ($service.startname -ne "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService") -and ($service.startname -ne "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService")) {
		write-host $service.startname $service.Name
		}
}
}

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zargf8nsAuthor Commented:
Both of these solutions were the answer to the question. The second response had a little bit more detail and a direct URL to the tool for the fix. So the second response marginally beat the first respond, but both provided the answer.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@zargf8ns - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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