Setting the Startup account

The Automation Server startup account is a Windows account under which the Automation Server is running. This account defines the security context for all operations that the Automation Server performs in Alloy Navigator Express.

NOTE for Network Inventory administrators: If you choose Network Browser as your discovery option, use the Windows domain startup account for your Automation Server. For details, see Network Inventory Help: Select Domain window.

To set the Automation Server startup account:

  1. In the Automation Server Manager, click Change Account under Startup Account. The Select Account window opens.

  2. Choose one of these options:

    • Local System account - The built-in Local System account on the computer where the Automation Server is installed (LocalSystem). This is the default option.

    • Network Service account - The built-in Network Service account on the computer where the Automation Server is installed (NT AUTHORITY\Network Service).

    • This account - When the Automation Server and SQL Server are installed on separate computers, and your SQL Server does not support Standard authentication, for security reasons you may want to use a dedicated Windows user account instead of a built-in account. This account must have access to the SQL Server hosting the database and sufficient rights to access the network resources required by Alloy Navigator Express (such as the Active Directory and the Mail Server).

      Click the Find button to bring up the standard Windows Select User dialog box, where you can choose a Windows account.

  3. Click OK.