Diff. between User & service Account RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can any once please replay back with diff. between user & service account ? and Why application services are recommend to run under service account ?

    • Moved by Shaw Terwilliger Monday, June 18, 2012 1:35 PM (From:Team Foundation Server - Eclipse and Cross Platform)
    Monday, June 18, 2012 10:36 AM


  • Hi RamakrishnaMS,

    Thanks for your post!

    A service account is usually just a user account with different permissions / policies to manage them. A service account is created explicitly to provide a secrity context for services. Administrator can manage service accounts individually to determine the level of access for each application service. 

    Hope it helps!

    Best Regards,

    Cathy Kong [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:01 AM