Allow a Windows user to start/stop a service
On newer Windows OS’s, the current user may not be allowed to install/start/stop services. This may prevent the user from installing/starting/stopping TopView Engine Services.
The solution has been to run the Configurator “as Administrator” (right-click, “Run as Administrator”) and then perform the service install/start/stop.
User of the TopView Configurator cannot stop/start a TopView Engine Service and must close the Configurator and re-open “as Administrator” to get permission.
Example: error when trying to start a service (TopView configuration name is exampleconfig):
Desired solution: give the user permission to start/stop a TopView Engine Service
- Install the TopView Engine Service by running the Configurator “as Administrator”
- Close the Configurator
- Download and install Microsoft tool SubInACL
- Launch a command prompt “as Administrator”
- Go to folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”:
- cd \Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\
- From the command prompt run: subinacl.exe /service servicename /grant=username=F
where servicename is the name of the service and username is the name of the user (local user account)
- Example: grant local user “abc” permission to start/stop TopView Engine Service for configuration named “exampleconfig”
subinacl.exe /service topview_exampleconfig /grant=abc=F
- If the command succeeds the user should now be able to start/stop service. If there are problems have the user log off/on and try again.
“F” = Full control. If you want to set specific permissions you can add one or more of the following permissions:
- F : Full Control
- R : Generic Read
- W : Generic Write
- X : Generic eXecute
- L : Read control
- Q : Query Service Configuration
- S : Query Service Status
- E : Enumerate Dependent Services
- C : Service Change Configuration
- T : Start Service
- O : Stop Service
- P : Pause/Continue Service
- I : Interrogate Service
- U : Service User-Defined Control Commands
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