Running Clustered SQL Service 2008 on Network Service Account RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can we use NETWORK SERVICE for clustered SQL Server services? If yes any additional configs needs to be taken care and is this a recomended practice ?


    Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:52 AM


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  • Hi,

    For clustered instances it is highly recommended to use a domain user account. You can see permissions required and provided by SQL setup here


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    • Proposed as answer by Pradeep Adiga Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:46 AM
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    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:26 AM
  • remember Keep the cluster startup account password~ otherwise will have trouble.
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:44 AM
  • Network Service is a local system account and you wont be able to run clustered SQL Server with this account. You need to create a account in AD which you are supposed to use it as service account

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    Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:25 AM