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AD Network Service vs. workgroup NetworkService

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 10, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I am developer using, and therefore in need of understanding and configuring, SQL Server 2008 R2 + ASP.NET/IIS in workgroup.  SQL Server 2008 R2 BOL in Setting Up Windows Service Accounts section states: "Network Service Account The Network Service account is a built-in account that has more access to resources and objects than members of the Users group. Services that run as the Network Service account access network resources by using the credentials of the computer account. The actual name of the account is "NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE" While the answer to my question [1] insists: "Configuring a service as "Network Service" or "NT Authority\NetworkService" tells the service to log on to the domain as that machine's domain account, and will have access to Domain resources. The Windows XP Service Configurator does not have the ability to select "Network Service" as a login type. The SQL Setup program might. "Network Service" can do everything "Local System" can, as well as access Domain resources. "Network Service" has no meaning in a Workgroup context" Is this answer correct thatNetworkService has meaning/use only in AD (Active Directory) domain?? And why do I have "NT Authority\Network Service" available for services LogOn on my workgroup Windows XP P

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