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Should SQL Agent account also be a SQL Server Login?

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  • Hi All,

    Should the Windows account being used for our SQL Agent also be included as a SQL Server login?  I'm referring to a single intance/box of SQL Server and the Agent.  

    This is a trivial question as I'm not trying to resolve any kind of error.  I'm simply trying to answer a question that came up.  It seems I've typically seen the SQL Agent account as a Login on the same server, but is that even necessary to query databases there?

    Thanks,
    Eric

    Friday, September 20, 2013 5:23 PM

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