Monitoring Action Account Logon Type

This policy controls the logon type of Action Accounts or Run As Accounts, used by worker processes (MonitoringHost.exe) launched by the System Center Management Service.

In situations where the server being monitored has the "Interactive logon: Require smart card" security setting configured in its local security policy, the System Center Management Service running on that server will not be able to log on the worker processes using run as or action accounts (containing the credential of a domain account) because it does have access to the smart card. By switching to a logon type of Service, this problem can be avoided. However, some monitoring activities which access system resources requiring administrator or interactive logon privileges may not run successfully.

The default logon type is Interactive.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional

Specify the logon type, for Action Accounts or Run As Accounts, used by worker processes (MonitoringHost.exe) created by the System Center Management Service.

Note: by using a logon type of Service or Batch, some monitoring activities which access system resources requiring administrator or interactive logon privileges may not run successfully.

Logon Type:


  1. Interactive
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\System Center\Health Service
    Value NameWorker Process Logon Type
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  2. Batch
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\System Center\Health Service
    Value NameWorker Process Logon Type
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  3. Service
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\System Center\Health Service
    Value NameWorker Process Logon Type
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5

Batch = The logon is for a batch process.

Interactive = Use the interactive logon type. This is the same as a normal user logon.

Service = The logon is for a service account.


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