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I am writing a SQL Server job, and it needs a owner account. I am using SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I entered "localsystem" then use Check Names function to let system automatically verifies the account I entered is correct.

After check name returns, the account becomes NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. My question is, whether account localsystem and NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM are the same? I am using Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise as the host OS.

thanks in advance, George

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Yes, they are the same.

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Do you have any published documents to prove this? :-) –  George2 Aug 7 '09 at 7:37
    
@george2: support.microsoft.com/kb/322988 mentions it –  gbn Aug 7 '09 at 7:47
    
Cool, question answered. –  George2 Aug 7 '09 at 7:51
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