Run service interactive with user account - not local system

Posted: 09-23-2005, 09:17 PM
Is there any way to run a service interactively using a user account and not
the localsystem account? I realize there are security issues but that is
not a problem in my scenario. Ultimately what we are trying to do is run an
application that requires network access and will not terminate between user
logins/logouts. We tried runas but the app terminates after a logout.
Thanks,
Jim


Run service interactive with user account - not local system


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Re: Run service interactive with user account - not local system
Posted: 09-23-2005, 10:01 PM
Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Component Services. Expand Component Services, Computers, My Computer, DCOM Config. Look to see if the executable associated with your service is listed. If so, you can modify its Properties on the Identity tab.

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"Jims" <biz@neocasa.net> wrote in message news:OeYMzQIwFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Is there any way to run a service interactively using a user account and not
> the localsystem account? I realize there are security issues but that is
> not a problem in my scenario. Ultimately what we are trying to do is run an
> application that requires network access and will not terminate between user
> logins/logouts. We tried runas but the app terminates after a logout.
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
>
Jims
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Re: Run service interactive with user account - not local system
Posted: 09-26-2005, 03:27 PM
Thanks - this is interesting. Unfortunately the application is not in the
DCOM Config list. The application is citrix (wfica32.exe). Is there a way
to add the app to DCOM config?
Jim


"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
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Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Component Services. Expand Component
Services, Computers, My Computer, DCOM Config. Look to see if the
executable associated with your service is listed. If so, you can modify its
Properties on the Identity tab.

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Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"Jims" <biz@neocasa.net> wrote in message
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> Is there any way to run a service interactively using a user account and
> not
> the localsystem account? I realize there are security issues but that is
> not a problem in my scenario. Ultimately what we are trying to do is run
> an
> application that requires network access and will not terminate between
> user
> logins/logouts. We tried runas but the app terminates after a logout.
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
>

Z
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Re: Run service interactive with user account - not local system
Posted: 09-27-2005, 02:16 AM
Jims wrote:
> Is there any way to run a service interactively using a user account and not
> the localsystem account? I realize there are security issues but that is
> not a problem in my scenario. Ultimately what we are trying to do is run an
> application that requires network access and will not terminate between user
> logins/logouts. We tried runas but the app terminates after a logout.
Assuming you already have the service established and running:
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > double click on
Service > Log On tab > Log on as ...

If you need help setting up an application to run as a service, open up
Help And Support and search for srvany and instsrv. It's not hard but it
is a bit complicated - take your time, make sure you understand all the
steps and directions and you'll be fine.
Jims
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Re: Run service interactive with user account - not local system
Posted: 09-27-2005, 01:35 PM
I've already successfully setup the app to run as a service. The problem is
if it's set to Log on as localsystem|interactive it's unable to connect to
network resources because the localsystem has no Windows network privs.
When I set the service to log on as a legit domain user it doesn't run
interactively (it's hidden behind the shell) so it's useless because it
requires user interaction.
Thanks,
Jim


"Z" <Z@no.spam> wrote in message news:iY1_e.11300$eH2.2799@fe02.lga...
> Jims wrote:
>> Is there any way to run a service interactively using a user account and
>> not the localsystem account? I realize there are security issues but
>> that is not a problem in my scenario. Ultimately what we are trying to
>> do is run an application that requires network access and will not
>> terminate between user logins/logouts. We tried runas but the app
>> terminates after a logout.
>
> Assuming you already have the service established and running:
> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > double click on Service
> > Log On tab > Log on as ...
>
> If you need help setting up an application to run as a service, open up
> Help And Support and search for srvany and instsrv. It's not hard but it
> is a bit complicated - take your time, make sure you understand all the
> steps and directions and you'll be fine.

Jasper Zondervan
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Re: Run service interactive with user account - not local system
Posted: 09-19-2008, 01:22 PM
Hi,

Have you ever found a solution for this prob? I'm having the same problem, I want a certain program to start with windows (NOT on logon) but still be interactive (visible on the desktop after a login)...

Jasper
 
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