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Can you help help me to configure my Windows services?

Expert Laura E. Hunter helps a reader who wants to which permissions to set to allow an application to be active at all times.

My question is, what permissions must one set for a service to run an application after booting, using the system account without requiring a user to login? I'm a developer and need the application to be active at all times, but our support section doesn't know what to set on AD.

Windows services can be configured to run using the BUILTINLOCAL SERVICE account, the BUILTINNETWORK SERVICE account, or a dedicated local or domain service account. I would recommend coordinating with your Active Directory administrators to ensure that you are maintaining least-privilege when developing and implementing any application; you can refer to _Writing Secure Code, Second Edition_ (ISBN 0735617228) and the MSDN website as...

good starting points.

This was first published in August 2006

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