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Unable to execute external GUI program from Windows service

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Hi,
I have a Java server application that should run on a remote computer and receive control messages from a client. When the message is received, server should execute an external command like opening a notepad. In general the application is used for testing and all GUI operations will be done through the Autoit3 application.
I have converted my server application into a windows service using Java Service Wrapper by http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.org.
After running successfully the service I can communicate with it from the remote client, the commands are being executed but all GUI related operations (like opening notepad) are not happening. When I am running this on a local machine everything works fine. The machine that runs the server is logged using user that has administrator rights. For the windows service I have set the "allow service to interact with desktop" option, so this is not the problem here.

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Thanks in advance for the help
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Hello,

By default, services use a noninteractive window station and cannot interact with the user. However, an interactive service can display a user interface and receive user input.

These need to be set up slightly differently:

Interactive Services: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms683502(VS.85).aspx

Note that Microsoft warns against running Interactive Services in an elevated security context, such as the LocalSystem account.
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