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HI All,

I have a .NET application which connects to a Web Service. Application pool for the Web service works under Network Services account. Everything was working fine till yesterday and somehow it started giving error today. When I changed the application pool account from Network Services to an Admin level account, everything started working fine.

As far as I know, Network Services account has top level privilage on the local system.

My question is, can Network Services account lose its permissions? If yes, how to give those permissions back again?


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The "Network Service" account doesn't have admin-level privileges by default; that's what the "Local System" account is for. "Network Service" was introduced, along with "Local Service", exactly for this reason: have service accounts without full administrative privileges on the system.

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