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    Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    Hey,

    I'm working on a Windows Service application and i want this service to be 'unable to terminate' process, so when i go to the Windows Task Manager and i click on terminate on the process, its sais unable to terminate.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    This is what i need, but i dont understand where to use it and how?

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    Try this.

    Code:
    public partial class MyService : ServiceBase
    {
            public MyService ()
            {
                InitializeComponent();
                CanStop = false;
                CanShutdown = false;
            }
    }
    If it doesn't work, you'll have to load the service under a different account ( maybe 'LocalSystem'? ).

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    Ok, it acctually work but it doesn't exectly what i ment.
    Now i cant stop the service from the Services window in Windows, but i can still do CTRL+ALT+DELETE go to Process and kill it ...

    any ideas?

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    Quote Originally Posted by danpe View Post
    Ok, it acctually work but it doesn't exectly what i ment.
    Now i cant stop the service from the Services window in Windows, but i can still do CTRL+ALT+DELETE go to Process and kill it ...

    any ideas?
    See my previous comment:

    If it doesn't work, you'll have to load the service under a different account ( maybe 'LocalSystem'? ).
    To determine which account, identify a service that you know you can't kill with task manager, open it up in the services control applet and see which startup account is used for that service (and use the same for that service).

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    My service is on the SYSTEM, and the process i cant close is on the 'owner' thats the user im logged with...

    When im trying to close the process i cant close its sais "Unable to Terminate Process The operation could not be completed. Access is denied"
    Last edited by danpe; September 30th, 2010 at 03:29 PM.

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    Re: Make Windows Service Unable to Terminate?

    Quote Originally Posted by danpe View Post
    My service is on the SYSTEM, and the process i cant close is on the 'owner' thats the user im logged with...

    When im trying to close the process i cant close its sais "Unable to Terminate Process The operation could not be completed. Access is denied"
    One way around this is to create a specific machine account and give it the appropriate permissions.

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