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


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

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?