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Advanced Service Editor

Advanced Service Editor

Change the Windows Service Security

By default, Microsoft Windows (C) does not provide an easy method to allow users to start, stop or modify Windows Services. Yes, you can use powerful SC and SubInACL.exe command-line programs. Advanced Service Editor provides a user-friendly GUI interface for this with just a few clicks of the mouse!

After starting the Advanced Service Editor you can see all Windows Services:

Default security settings of the Windows Services does not allow for users without administrative rights to stop, restart or modify services:

And users can only view the status and settings of the Windows Service:

Providing for non-admin users the Start and Stop rights for Services:

Using the Advanced Service Editor, you can easily configure security for selected users. Select the service you need. You can use the quick navigation simply by starting to type the name of the service in the program window. After that, click the "Security..." button.

On the Security window click the "Add..." button and select local or domain user:

After this you can provide access to start and stop service:

And non-admin user can now start and stop the Spooler service, but can't modify settings:

Providing for non-admin users the Modifying rights for Services:

And after granting the relevant rights to modifying:

The User will be able to change the service settings:

Command line usage:

SvcEditor.exe <Command> <ServiceName> [ParentHandle]

 ShowProperties - show the service properties dialog
 ShowSecurity - show the service security settings dialog

 Service name. You can find service name from the second column of the GUI interface.

 This optional parameter can be used with third-party software to setup the owner of the dialog.

Note: usage of SvcEditor with third-party software must be licensed.
All other usages from GUI or command line are freeware.

Version: 1.0
Date: March 2020
OS: (32 and 64 bit)
Windows XP/Vista/7/10
Windows Server 2003-2019

HDD: less than 3 MB

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