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Can a Windows service run under the Administrator in Windows XP HOME? I'm having some issues getting a service to run under the Administrator account on a client's WinXP Home PC, or is the Administrator account only meant to be used in Safe Mode in WinXP Home?


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Why not run it under the system account? On the local machine system has an even higher privilege level then administrator, and running services as system is usually very easy. – Zoredache Dec 13 '10 at 22:09
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You might be able to if you change your local security policy (gpedit.msc). I would suggest against doing so, though. As Zoredache said, I would look at either making a new local account or using the system account.

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Yes, that's what I ended up telling the client, thanks! – Heckflosse_230 Dec 15 '10 at 7:51

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