NB! Doesn't apply to Copssh versions 7 and higher as they use local system account as the service account.
Creation of a dedicated service account for Copssh became necessary when the built-in SYSTEM account lost some required privileges as of Windows 2003. By default, the Copssh installer creates the local account SvcCOPSSH (24-char complex password, no password expiration) with following privileges:
- Member of local Administrators group
- User rights for proper operation:
- User rights for better security:
Copssh installer will also try to apply all those above, if you have specified an existing account during the setup.
SSHD, Cygwin and Windows 2003