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I have a few servers running (mixture of 2012 and 2012 R2) and am playing with Microsoft's DPM as a backup solution. One of the things it complained about during installation was ensuring the SQL Server service I am configuring it to connect to needs to run under LocalSystem. I did that and everything is fine, but now when I try to do any type of backup of TFS through TFS Admin, it errors out because LocalSystem can't connect to any of our shares on any devices because it's not a domain account.

Suggestions? I already backup the SQL Server instance where TFS is, but I'd like to use their built-in utility as well as a further measure.

This is with SQL 2012 and TFS 2012.

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Run it as Network Service. If you need more permission, run it as a domain account with whatever permissions are required

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Would the main permission needed be run as a local service if I switch to domain account? – RubyHaus Dec 11 '13 at 0:35
What happens if you use Network Service is on a dozen? You should be able to use it without issue. – Tim Elhajj Dec 11 '13 at 1:40
I'm not sure what you mean by "is on a dozen"? – RubyHaus Dec 11 '13 at 2:40
Run SQL Server as Network Service. Network Service allows it to authenticate on a different machine. Local System is for local use only. I don't know what happened to the message above. It must have been spell corrected somehow, but I can't remember what I was trying to say. – Tim Elhajj Dec 12 '13 at 1:08

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