user does not have permission to start service

I'm trying to lock down a PC that has windows XP Pro running and is not on a domain.

the issue im having is trying to allow specific users to have access to run specific services. IE: DHCP, DNS and pcAnywhere.

ive also tried to use the "LOGON" feature and that doesnt work and i cant seem to find/locate the policy to allow this.

please help

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Hi lgropper,

you can or you cant start the services

you do want to be able to or dont

lgropperAuthor Commented:
i cant
lgropperAuthor Commented:
i cant start the services as a user and i need to be able to start them. either selected services or all.
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Walter PadrónCommented:
To allow/disallow specific users to start/stop services "sc" is the tool you are looking for, you need to edit the discretionary access control lists of the services *** BE careful you can make your system unusable ***

you can set the security descriptor using
Start>RUN>sc sdset service "security descriptor"

you can view the security descriptors
Start>RUN>sc sdshow service

you also need to read this  to understand theSecurity Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) syntax

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lgropperAuthor Commented:
thank you, i read the  documentation you provided.

i cant seem to find the syntax to use to change the values.

IE: DHCP is as follows:



but keeping all the rest of the values intact?
lgropperAuthor Commented:


** = my addition

and when i log in as on of the users i'm getting an " ERROR 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running the in the same process."

i'm not sure why this is. all the users are under the USER group. so wouldnt my changes work for AUTHENTICATED USERS?

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