Executing Commands From Windows Service

David Bolen db3l.net at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 20:25:09 CET 2010

T <misceverything at gmail.com> writes:

> I have a script, which runs as a Windows service under the LocalSystem
> account, that I wish to have execute some commands.  Specifically, the
> program will call plink.exe to create a reverse SSH tunnel.  Right now
> I'm using subprocess.Popen to do so.  When I run it interactively via
> an admin account, all is well.  However, when I'm running it via
> service, no luck.  I'm assuming this is to do with the fact that it's
> trying to run under the LocalSystem account, which is failing.  What
> would be the best way around this?  Thanks!

The LocalSystem account is not, if I recall correctly, permitted to
access the network.

You'll have to install the service to run under some other account that
has appropriate access to the network.

-- David

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