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On Windows Server 2003, how do you grant a user account permission to log on as a service?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

See this Technet article:

"Add the Log on as a service right to an account"

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Great, thanks! I wonder why Google didn't just return that. – Warren Pena Jul 10 '09 at 14:51

I found it for a local user at least. Under Administrative Tools, open Local Security Policy. Expand the Local Policies folder and select User Rights Assignment. In the right pane, double click "Log on as a Service." You can then use that dialog box to grant or revoke the privilege from users and groups.

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See my link for further details – JS. Jul 10 '09 at 14:49

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