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ServiceProcessInstaller.Account Property

Gets or sets the type of account under which to run this service application.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property Account As ServiceAccount
public ServiceAccount Account {get; set;}
public: __property ServiceAccount get_Account();
public: __property void set_Account(ServiceAccount);
public function get Account() : ServiceAccount;
public function set Account(ServiceAccount);

Property Value

A ServiceAccount that defines the type of account under which the system runs this service. The default is User.


When the Account property is User, the Username and Password properties are used to define an account under which the service application runs.

The Username and Password pair allows the service to run under an account other than the system account. This can, for example, allow the service to start automatically at reboot, when no user is logged on. If you leave either the Username or Password empty and set Account to User, you will be prompted for a valid user name and password at installation.

You can also specify that the service run under the local system account, or as a local or network service.


Platforms: Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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See Also

ServiceProcessInstaller Class | ServiceProcessInstaller Members | System.ServiceProcess Namespace