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  • Blog Post: Launching a process as a normal user from an elevated user.

    A frequent question from our customers is the ability to launch a non-elevated user from an elevated user. This can typically happen from an installer application which is elevated and you want to launch an application as a non-elevated user. It turns out you can use CreateProcessWithTokenW() to launch...
  • Blog Post: How to launch a process interactively from a Windows Service?

    Launching an interactive process from a service used to be straight forward. You could either configure your service to be interactive or you could specify “Winsta0\\Default” as the desktop (in CreateProcess API) and as long as the launched process had the appropriate permissions to the desktop...
  • Blog Post: How to launch a process as a Full Administrator when UAC is enabled?

    With the introduction of User Access Control (UAC) with Windows VISTA, the ability to launch a process as a full administrator when UAC was enabled doesn’t automatically happen anymore. Typically, you make the following API calls to launch a process as an Administrator (if the current user is not...
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