User Account Control - How to runa program as a service as administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by TurboPing, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. TurboPing

    TurboPing Guest

    Not exactly sure how to phrase my question... We use a remote support tool
    that is designed to run as a service. Under XP, we can log off of Windows
    and back on, and the support tool is still active. Under XP, we can re-boot
    the computer, and when it comes back up, the remote support tool is loaded,
    running as a service, and we can re-connect.

    However, with Vista we cannot do this. When we're connected remotely, if we
    log off, that's it. We can't re-connect until somebody at the host end logs
    in.

    We've disabled User Account Control, but this has not helped. I'm no expert
    at User Account Control, but it seems as if disabling it would help while
    one is logged in, to prevent frequent prompting for permissions to run an
    application. However, I can't find any guidance as to how to enable this
    remote support tool to run, and load, as a service on Vista... without the
    host user logging in.

    We've contacted the authors of the program, and either they don't know, or
    feel obliged not to divulge a security loophole. Any ideas?
     
    TurboPing, Oct 14, 2008
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