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Windows Universal Forwarder Log On As A Service error

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Hi all, I am setting up the Universal Forwarder for Windows 2008 and deploying it using a batch file. I am getting hung up during the install as the service account I am trying to use does not have the logon as a service configured (it's a domain admin account btw). I have found that if I go into the machines Local Security Policy -> User Rights Assignment -> Log on as a service setting and add the account there and then run the script it installs perfectly. Is this normal or can I run a script to add this service account to the Log on as a service setting before my script runs the setup?


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This is very difficult. The preferred way to set Windows User Rights in a domain is to set it using a Group Policy. It is probably possible to script this, but it will be rather complex.

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