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Windows services run in session 0, i have a code that i need to run as a user in session 1
from the windows services. Please feel free to guide as i am new on this.
Posted 27-Mar-13 21:29pm
Updated 1-Apr-13 21:01pm
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Solution 2

Analyse the requirements again. Do you really need to run "code" of the service from a user session? Surely not.
You need an application running in the context of the user which communicates with the service by e.g. .Net Remoting (old) or WCF, ...
muneebalikiyani 28-Mar-13 5:02am
Yes, your are right on that i want to run "code" of service from a user session.
Ian A Davidson 28-Mar-13 6:10am
Voted 5. Having a user application that communicates with the service is the only solution I can think of as well. WCF seems to be the current standard, as you mentioned.
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Solution 3

You can't do that. It's considered a security risk and Microsoft has taken steps to prevent you from doing what you want to do.
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Solution 1

1) Goooooooggggggggllllleeeeeee!!!!!!
2) Have a look here: Subverting Vista UAC in Both 32 and 64 bit Architectures[^]
3) you can even call psexec with proper parameters if you don't want to bother yourself with the windows api
muneebalikiyani 28-Mar-13 3:51am
It requires an .exe file to run from service , i want to run code (not a program ) from windows service.
Zoltán Zörgő 28-Mar-13 5:21am
You wrote yourself, even if you deleted it: that you want to run a "user created process".
You can not spit a process between sessions. Forget it. A process is bound to a session. As I suggested, you can start only a process in a session. Or you can change authentication context a thread, bot not the session. But it makes no sense not to build a separate executable for that task since you can have several kind of IPC to communicate with your service.

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