Running a service as Local System account on Windows Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Mike M., Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Mike M.

    Mike M. Guest

    Windows Server 2003.
    Not sure if this is the correct group for my question as it is part server
    2003 configuration/security and maybe part programming. I have a small c++
    application I wrote that installs as a service. It monitors another machine
    and periodically copies files from that machine. The application has a GUI
    that reflects the status of the other machine and file copies. The problem
    is if I set the service Logon proerties as "Local System account" and "Allow
    service to interact with desktop" my program cannot access the other
    machines shared directory. If I set the Logon property to a specific
    account then all works well. I am looking for a method that will allow me to
    copy the files from the share and interact with the desktop.

    Mike M., Sep 7, 2004
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