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Basically i need to know how to setup a "service account" that apache can use to access my virtual network drives on a VPC.


I have changed the service properties; the login account, to my local Admin account "./Kevin". However, this has been noneffective.

I continue to receive 403 errors when I try to access the network with apache.

Video of setup:

Any ideas would be great!


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Just moved to vbox and I'm having the same issues. Will post better video soon. – Kevin D. Oct 29 '10 at 5:26
decided to use vh instead of an alias and all is well – Kevin D. Nov 4 '10 at 20:19
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Create a user account, grant it the ability to 'run as a service' and 'act as part of the OS' from the local security policy. Ensure that that account has permissions to your Apache directories. Once your service is installed, configure it to run as that user.

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Is it important that I create the account before installing the service? – Kevin D. Oct 28 '10 at 18:32
No - shouldn't matter, unless the installer gives you the option of specifying the account. – Simon Catlin Oct 28 '10 at 18:36
I thought it was "log in as a service"? – Kevin D. Oct 28 '10 at 18:51
I was doing it by memory, so the exact phrasing may be different. – gWaldo Oct 28 '10 at 19:59
This doesn't appear to be working. I had added a new user via control panel and computer management. Are there other settings I need to change? – Kevin D. Oct 28 '10 at 22:32

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