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How To: Enable a Windows User Account to Logon as a Service

As a Domino admin, I don’t use Windows for a whole lot.   I basically provides a platform on which to run Domino that anyone who needs to use it is familiar with.  As such, I am occasionally called upon to perform certain tasks within Windows that I don’t do on a regular basis.

 

Today, I had to perform one them, setting a user account to be able to logon as a service.  So, in case anyone else needs to do this as well, here’s how.   It’s generally only needed on Windows 2003 server, but here are the XP instructions just in case.

 

 On Windows XP Professional

  1. At the taskbar, select Start|Control Panel
  2. Select 'Performance and Maintenance'
  3. Select 'Administrative tools'
  4. Double-click 'Local Security Policy'
  5. Within Local Security Settings|Local Policies, select 'User Rights Assignment'
  6. On the right, double-click 'Log on as a service'
  7. Check to see if the required user is listed as having this right.
    To add a user: click 'Add User or Group', type the first letter of the relevant username, click 'Check Names', select the relevant username, and click 'OK' three times to close.

On Windows 2003 Server

  1. At the taskbar, select Start|Programs|Administrative Tools|Local Security Policy
  2. Within Local Security Settings|Local Policies, select 'User Rights Assignment'
  3. On the right, double-click 'Log on as a service'
  4. Check to see if the required user is listed as having this right.
    To add a user: click 'Add User or Group', type the first letter of the relevant username, click 'Check Names', select the relevant username, and click 'OK' three times to close.

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