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This article describes how to change the log on account for the Microsoft SoftGrid Virtual Application Server service.
By default the log on account for the SoftGrid Virtual Application Server service is the Local System (SYSTEM) account. Some environments may require that this account be changed.
To change the account, the SoftGrid Virtual Application Server service must be stopped and started. This step causes the SoftGrid Client to close the connection with the server. This process causes the SoftGrid-enabled applications to do one of the following things:
Exit Minimal Disconnected Operation (MDO) mode
Enter MDO mode
Therefore, we recommend that you close all client sessions before you continue.
How to configure the registry
The account requires Read permissions to the Softricity registry keys.
Start Registry Editor.
Right-click Softricity, and then click Permissions.
Add the account, and then grant the account Read permissions.
Exit Registry Editor.
By default, the SoftGrid server key and the subkeys are configured to inherit permissions from the parent key. If this feature has been disabled, the account must be added to each subkey.
How to configure the local security policy
If the SoftGrid Virtual Application server is a Microsoft Windows 2000-based server, the account must be added to the "Act as part of the operating system" local security policy. This step is not required for Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Local Security Policy.
Expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, and then expand User Rights Assignment.
Right-click Act as part of the operating system, and then click Properties.
Add the account, and then click OK.
Exit Local Security Policy
How to configure the security permissions and the share permissions
The account requires Read security permissions to the content directory. The account requires Modify security permissions to the logs directory.