SetWindowsServiceIdentity Method (WMI MSReportServer_ConfigurationSetting)

Makes the Report Server Windows service run as a specified Windows user, and grants this account sufficient file system permissions to allow the report server to operate.

Public Sub SetWindowsServiceIdentity(UseBuiltInAccount as Boolean, _
    Account as String, Password as String, ByRef HRESULT as Int32)

public void SetWindowsServiceIdentity(boolean UseBuiltInAccount, 
    string Account, string Password, out Int32 HRESULT);


Indicates whether the specified account is a built-in Windows account.


The Windows account to use to run the Windows service, in the format "DOMAIN\alias".


The password for the account.


[out] Value indicating whether the call succeeded or failed.

Returns an HRESULT indicating success or failure of the method call. A value of 0 indicates that the method call was successful. A non-zero value indicates that an error has occurred.

When the UseBuiltInAccount parameter is set to true and the report server is running on Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the value of the Name, Domain, and Password parameters are ignored and the Local system account is used.

When the UseBuiltInAccount parameter is set to true and the report server is running on Windows Server 2003, the Domain and Password properties are ignored, and the name field must contain either “Builtin\NetworkService” or “Builtin\System” or “Builtin\LocalService”.

The SetWindowsServiceIdentity method sets file permissions on files and folders in the report server installation directory.

The account specified in the Account parameter requires LogonAsService rights in Windows. The method grants this right to the specified account.

Namespace: root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ReportServer\RS_<EncodedInstanceName>\v10\Admin

Platform: Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 1 (SP1); or Windows 2000 (all versions)

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