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I have a batch file that installs a Windows service. The service needs to run under a specific user account. Does anybody know how to set the user account through the batch file instead of using the Windows "Services" GUI?

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To change an existing service, use the sc config command. To change the "foo" service to use the "DOMAIN\User" credential with the password "password", execute:

sc config foo obj= DOMAIN\User password= password

Be sure to put spaces between the equals signs and the arguments.

If you're using sc create to create the service just add the obj= and password= arguments and you're done.

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Thanks. This really helped me. –  user36540 Jun 23 '10 at 3:38
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