How to configure Automatic LiveUpdate to run under a user account or a domain account

Article:TECH101543  |  Created: 2005-01-03  |  Updated: 2012-09-20  |  Article URL
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You want to run the Automatic LiveUpdate service under a domain account or a user account instead of the LocalSystem account.



By default, the Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler runs under the LocalSystem account. The LocalSystem account does not normally have access to Microsoft Internet settings, which are specified in Internet Explorer. The LocalSystem account is not a user account, and does not have any user data, including Microsoft Internet settings.

If you set up Automatic LiveUpdate (ALU) to run under a user account, it can access such Internet settings as proxy server information, SSL certificates, and dial-up network connections. When Automatic LiveUpdate runs under a user account, it can give authentication credentials to servers that need them, such as Microsoft Proxy Servers, or certain types of central LiveUpdate servers.

To set up the Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service for user or domain accounts

  1. On the Windows Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools.
  2. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click Services.
  3. In the Services window, right-click Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler, and from the drop-down menu, click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, in the Startup type box, from the drop-down menu, click Automatic.
  5. On the Log On tab, click This account, then click Browse.
  6. Name a user or domain account in the Select User dialog box.
  7. Click OK.

Technical Information
The name of the running process associated with the Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service is AluSchedulerSvc.exe.


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