Why does the Spectrum processd process on Windows run as SYSTEM and not the Spectrum install owner account?

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Article ID: 206144

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CA Spectrum CA eHealth

Issue/Introduction

Why does Spectrum processd process on Windows run as SYSTEM and not the Spectrum install owner account?

Environment

Release :  All

Component : Spectrum Core / SpectroSERVER

Resolution

  • The Spectrum Process Deamon Service logs on with local system account and this process will run as “SYSTEM".
  • It will start the child processes using the spectrum install owner account.
  • On Windows, processd needs the user/password information in order to start the processes on behalf of another user so it needs to validate the password on startup.