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BI SQL # 241 : SQL Server DBA Scripts : Find SQL Server Service Account

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In this article we are going to cover How to Find SQL Server Service Account.

In this post we are going to discuss following points:

  • Problem Statement of SQL Script:
  • Description of SQL Script:
  • SQL Script Code
  • SQL Script Output Screenshot
  • User Level to execute

Problem Statement of SQL Script:

How to find SQL Server Service Account?

Description of SQL Script:

This script will find SQL Server Service Account.

SQL Script Code

DECLARE @ServiceaccountName VARCHAR(250)

EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_instance_regread N'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'
    ,N'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSSQLSERVER'
    ,N'ObjectName'
    ,@ServiceAccountName OUTPUT
    ,N'no_output'

SELECT @ServiceAccountName

--find SQL Server Agent Account 
EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_instance_regread N'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'
    ,N'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SQLServeragent'
    ,N'ObjectName'
    ,@ServiceAccountName OUTPUT
    ,N'no_output'

SELECT @ServiceAccountName

 

SQL Script Output Screenshot

image

User Level to execute

300

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  1. eelco
    February 5, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Why not querying a dmv:
    SELECT servicename, service_account from sys.dm_server_services
    GO

    • February 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      True , We can use.I am in with you eelco ! Sometime we dont have acess to DMV and for lower version of SQL Server ..
      Thanks for comment !

    • April 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Sometime we do not have access to DMV . Otherwise what your suggesting is best way eelco ! Thanks for adding this

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