I'm adapting an application from a different server, their installation guide tells me to

Add Server Name\Network Service identity to Users permission group.

So how can I?

I've tried:

  • Via Computer Management, Groups, Users and adding it there, but it wasn't found (neither netname\NETWORK SERVICE nor BY AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE).

What am I missing here? Thanks in advance.

  1. From Administrative Tools > Computer Management, expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Groups.

  2. Double-click the Users group and click Add. Click Locations and select your computer node.

  3. Now:

    1. Type Network Service into the 'Enter the object names' OR

    2. Click Advanced, then Find Now and select it from the Search Results.

  • Thank you! That worked! The location part is what I was missing. Jan 17 '13 at 11:52
  • NB: Also ensure that Object Types lists Built-in security principals
    – JohnLBevan
    Oct 11 '17 at 17:46
  • How do I do the reverse, ie find out which groups NETWORK Service is in?
    – Old Geezer
    Jan 31 '19 at 11:14
  • @OldGeezer Local or Domain groups? Jan 31 '19 at 17:48
  • Local machine is good enough.
    – Old Geezer
    Feb 1 '19 at 1:57

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