I am using WindowsXP I installed Apache TomcatServlet container as a service. It�s user guide says " For optimal security, the service should be run as a separate user, with reduced permissions (see the Windows Services administration tool and its documentation). " So I went to Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Services and selected and right clicked on Tomcat which was now installed to log on as a Local System service and selected properties. From Properties-->Log On tab-->selected this account -->clicked the Browse Button-->Select user Dialog Box-->Advanced-->clicked the find user Button-->Selected Network service
And came back to the log on tab of properties and entered a password and clicked OK button Then restarted Tomcat. But when I entered http://localhost:8080 in IE it keeps on waiting, the Tomcat home page never gets displayed. How can I run Tomcat under the Network Service Account? How can I find out the privileges allowed under the Network Service Account?
When I am logged on as a administrator or in any other account, Is it possible to start a Service or another program which has rights granted under another account?
I never created a Network Service or local service Account are they default accounts? How can I create an account which has adequate privileges to use a service with ensuring optimal security?
The above described procedure is from the "To configure how a service is started" title which is Under the Services node of the Microsoft management Console which appears when the help menu for the Services Window is clicked.