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What is the Security Identifier (SID) for the Network Service Account on Windows OS?

What is the Security Identifier (SID) for the Network Service Account on Windows OS?

  • S-1-5-19
  • S-1-5-17
  • S-1-5-7
  • S-1-5-20 

 
What is the Security Identifier (SID) for the Network Service Account on Windows OS?

EXPLANATION

This is one of the well-known SIDs in a Windows operating system. It presents the computer's credentials (e.g. MANGO$) to remote servers and has its own profile under the HKEY_USERS registry key (HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20). If you try to schedule a task using it, enter NETWORK SERVICE into the Select User or Group dialog. This account is meant to run standard least-privileged services.and is far more limited than Local System (or even Administrator) but still has the right to access the network as the machine.
 
 
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