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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Migrating Service Accounts

Although many services operate using the local system authority, the local system authority has no rights or permissions to access network servers or services. Thus, special service accounts are used to provide credentials to network services that access other computers operating on your network. Service accounts are essentially user accounts that are designated for special purposes. They are used to run a specific network service using a unique set of user credentials assigned to the network service.

To migrate service accounts, run the Service Account Migration Wizard on the Action menu in ADMT. The Service Account Migration Wizard uses many of the same dialog boxes as the Group Account Migration Wizard; thus, only ...

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