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Omriil
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ePO Services Log On Accounts

Hi,

one of my customers wishes to change the Service Log On Account that the ePO services (Apache, Tomcat & Parser) are running from, so that it won't be "Local System" or any other Admin user. This is the current state:

 

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I couldn't find any documentation regarding the requirements or minimum user permissions for this setting.

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McAfee Employee cdinet
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Re: ePO Services Log On Accounts

What is the purpose of doing that?  I would not recommend it personally.  Local system rights are needed for the services and you stand the chance of services failing when passwords change. 

At a minimum, the account should have local admin rights as well as permissions to the windows\temp and epo install directories.

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Omriil
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Re: ePO Services Log On Accounts

their purpose is too harden security, they wish that all application services will not run on Local System or Administrator users, if possible.

does the Service Account have to be a local admin?

McAfee Employee cdinet
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Re: ePO Services Log On Accounts

Let me find out for sure for you.

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Re: ePO Services Log On Accounts

I consulted with one of our other senior advanced epo techs and this is what he responded:

Changing the service account ePO uses is not supported. The permissions it needs *are* the ones granted by local system. Changing them to give something else could have unforeseen consequences. Just as an example if you give the account the ePO services run under “local logon permissions” that can cause problems.

We could find no documentation either on that.

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