I have been wondering is there any easy method to start a process on user desktop from a windows service for a long time. During my research i came across a lot of security issues like system process blah blah etc… finally i got it working using some win32 API like
i wrote a c# wrapper class for simplicity and it will be like
UserProcess.UserProcess.startUserProcess("notepad.exe", "c:\\te.txt", false);
first argument is the executable, second is the command line argument , third boolean argument determine weather to hide the window.
- false: will show the window.
- true: will hide the window.
Remember this can be done only a service running with SYSTEM privileges.(Logon account as LocalSystem).
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