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Creating the Siebel Service Owner Account
This topic is part of General Considerations in Planning Your Siebel Deployment.
The Siebel Enterprise Server requires that you create a standard Windows system user account. This account must be available on each Siebel Server in your Enterprise under which Siebel services and components operate.
Use the following guidelines to create the Siebel service owner account:
- The Siebel service owner account must be defined or available on each applicable server machine: on the Siebel Gateway Name Server, on each Siebel Server in the Enterprise, and on any machine on which the Siebel File System exists.
- The Siebel service owner account must be part of a Windows domain, so that services will be operated under the same account on all Windows servers.
- If you are using a local account instead, then you must set up that account to be identical on each server, using the same login ID and password.
- The Siebel service owner account must be part of the administrator group. The Siebel service owner account may be the same administrator account under which the Siebel modules are installed, or a different account that is part of the administrator group.
- The Siebel service owner account must have the following Windows rights and privileges:
- Log on as a Service
- Act as part of the operating system
- Determine what the Siebel service owner account name and password will be, and record this information in your copy of the worksheet in Deployment Planning Worksheet. (For security reasons, you may prefer not to record the password.) See also Siebel Security Guide.
- The Siebel service owner account password must not require a change on next logon and must be set not to expire.
- The Siebel service owner account name or password cannot contain any spaces.