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Changing the owner of a Windows Service ?

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Hello everyone,

Can someone tell me how to change a Service account ?

For example, my Service is launched with the local system account.

I'd like to change it programatically.

I read many posts in this forum, explaining how to get the state of a service, how to set the state service ......... But I didn't find how to change the account used to launch the service.

Is a function like : _ChangeServiceAccount ($sServiceName, $login, $password) exists ?

Thank you for your help.

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Any ideas ?

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Thanks

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm sure he has his reasons, Volly.

In a standard, three-tier business logic environment, for example, processes/services often have to run as certain users (as opposed to Local System) on the application machine for security reasons. It's entirely reasonable to want a programmatic way to change process/service identity in this case.

Here's a good function for getting the service startup account name in WinXP:

Func _ServiceGetStartName($sName, $sComputerName = ".")
    $Service = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $sComputerName & "\root\cimv2")
    $sItems = $Service.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service")
    For $objItem in $sItems
        If $objItem.Name = $sName Then Return $objItem.StartName
    Next
EndFunc

I'll have a SET function written up for you in a bit.

-S

Edited by Locodarwin

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Func _ServiceSetStartName($sName, $sLogin, $sPassword, $sComputerName = ".")
    $Service = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $sComputerName & "\root\cimv2")
    $sItems = $Service.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service")
    For $objItem in $sItems
        If $objItem.Name = $sName Then
            $objItem.Change(Default, Default, Default, Default, Default, Default, $sLogin, $sPassword)
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc

Good luck with it! :)

-S


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