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Change Service-Account from administrator to veeam

Post by stadt-zirndorf-edv » May 28, 2010 9:16 am

The service "Veeam Backup and FastSCP Service" runs after a usual next/next/next-installation as local windows-user "administrator" (german Windows-system). But I want it to run as user "veeam" because backup-files shall be on a network attached storage where the share is restricted so that not everyone could access the backupfiles.

This is how I did it:

Backup-Server (WinXP):
Create a new local windows-user "veeam", password: "xxx"
Not member of administrators, a simple user.

Windows service "Veeam Backup and FastSCP Service", Login not as User ".\administrator" but as user "veeam" now, you have to tell windows the password from above. Stop and start service.

Now user "veeam" is not allowed to communicate with SQL Express 2005 which was installed with Veeam Backup software. Give user "veeam" the right to deal with the database as needed:

Open command line window with: Start - cmd
c:\> sqlcmd -S .\VEEAM -E

List all databases:

1> EXEC sp_databases
> model
> msdb
> tempdb
> VeeamBackup <<<<<<<<<<<<<< this is it!

1> CREATE LOGIN [fw-backupserver\veeam] FROM WINDOWS
1> go
1> USE VeeamBackup
1> go
1> select DB_NAME()
VeeamBackup
1> go
1> EXEC sp_changedbowner 'fw-backupserver\veeam'
1> exit

Start the program "Veeam Backup and FastSCP" and start a backup job to test wether it worked well.

Greetings,
Richard Lippmann

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Re: Change Service-Account from administrator to veeam

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 28, 2010 10:55 am

Hello Richard, welcome to Veeam Community Forums! Thank you for sharing your experience! Also note that the same procedure can be done using SQL Management Studio as well.

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