Re: Local System Account and services

From: Joe Richards [MVP] (
Date: 08/28/04

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:17:23 -0400

Depends on the version of Windows and if you are running an Active Directory Domain.

Once you have an AD domain and you are on at least W2K PCs you can add the
computers in AD to various groups to give them access to network resources.


Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
Jason wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running a service and setting it to log on as a user 
> with administrator rights. I want to change this to use 
> the Local System Account.
> My concern is that I have read that this account has full 
> rights on the local PC, but has no access to network 
> resources. Is this true? Or is this the case on some 
> versions of Windows and not others?
> Thanks,
> Jason.