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Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build by William Bartholomew, Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi

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Team Build Security

Securing Team Build is a critical part of configuring Team Foundation Server and installing new build agents. Even if your Team System environment is safely contained within your corporate firewall, this is still important to prevent inadvertent changes to your build agents and the builds they produce.

Service Accounts

The first consideration when installing Team Build is to decide what account to run the Team Build service under. There are two options:

  • NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. This built-in Windows account is a limited privilege account that can access network resources using the computer account’s credentials.[1] The account does not have a password and cannot be used to log in interactively or remotely to the computer. ...

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