How to locate the Service Startup Account for SQL Server service

When troubleshooting backup issues, you may need to check the permissions of the Service Startup Account for the SQL Server service to the destination folder.  This solution provides the necessary steps to locate your SQL Server service and obtain the Service Startup Account.
To locate the Service Startup Account for your SQL Server service, complete the following steps:
  1. In the Search box, type services.msc, OR hold the "Windows" key and the "R" key at the same time to open the Run dialog box and type services.msc into the Run prompt and press Enter.
  2. After the Services window displays, scroll down to locate the service called SQL Server (INSTANCE NAME). 
  3. Scroll to the right to find the name of the account listed under the column "Log On As" (see the screenshot below). This account is your Service Startup Account for SQL Server.
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 SQL Server 2008;SQL Server 2008 R2 Express;SQL Server 2008 R2;SQL Server 2012;SQL Server 2014

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