Start Service with User Account

Posted on 2007-07-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
How can I allow a user account to start a service?  It is either Windows 2000 or XP, I will have to check tomorrow morning.
Question by:70sgirl
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    Expert Comment

    Click start
    click run
    type "services.msc" (no quotes)
    find the service in question,
    right click on it and choose properties.
    Select the Log On Tab.
    Change "Log on as:" from Local system Account to This Account,
    Enter the appropriate account information
    Click ok
    Reboot the system.

    Hope this helps!


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    Accepted Solution

    Easiest is through a group policy, otherwise you can use subinacl.exe; check here for details:

    How to grant users rights to manage services in Windows 2000

    How To Configure Group Policies to Set Security for System Services

    Download details: SubInACL (SubInACL.exe)
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    Author Comment

    Bartender_1, I'm pretty sure the service has to be run from the system account, I just want the user to be able to start and stop the service.

    oBdA, This computer is not on a domain.  I will look into the SubInACL first thing tomorrow morning.
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    Author Comment

    oBdA, Thank you!  I started with the first link and used the security templates and it worked perfectly.

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