Local System Account & Network Access

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Subject: Local System Account & Network Access
Posted by:  Alwin (Alw…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006

Hi,

I have a custom developed windows service running on XP - very simple , it
accepts commands via TCP/IP and executes them on the pc on which it is
installed.

The service gets installed with 'Local System' account credentials which by
all accounts does not have access to network resources. I am however able to
send commands to the service instructing it to install software packages
which reside on a network share (shared read-only for domain users) and it
works just fine.

I am concerned because all the documentation I have read indicates that this
should not be possible, are there any special circumstances where the System
account can access UNC share paths?

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