I need to grant permissions to the Network Service account to write on a different machine on the same network. Can you tell me which permissions I should add? Thanks!


From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143504.aspx

Services that run as the Network Service account access network resources by using the credentials of the computer account


Grant rights to the remote resources to the computer account; this will allow for NETWORK SERVICE to access the resources.

Note that for this to work, the systems must be in a domain.

When granting permissions, Computer accounts aren't searched by default. You'll need to change your search scope in the permission granting dialog:


Then select the computer that the NETWORK SERVICE is running as.

  • I've added a sentence from msdn that I might be misunderstanding. Doesn't it say that network resource access is possible? – StackOverflower Aug 17 '11 at 19:39
  • @Timmy You're absolutely right - I was thinking that was just SYSTEM, I was mistaken. Answer edited. – Shane Madden Aug 17 '11 at 19:45
  • The "Computers" options is not there. How can I add it? Thanks! – StackOverflower Aug 18 '11 at 23:17
  • @Timmy It's not under the object types button? What is showing there? – Shane Madden Aug 19 '11 at 0:38

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