Executing Commands From Windows Service
half.italian at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 18:09:50 CET 2010
On Feb 9, 6:52 am, T <misceveryth... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2:25 pm, David Bolen <db3l.... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > T <misceveryth... 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
> The more testing I do, I think you may be right..I was able to get it
> to work under a local admin account, and it worked under debug mode
> (which would also have been running as this user). I'm a bit
> surprised though - I was under the assumption that LocalSystem had
> rights to access the network?
You really need a way to see the error you are getting. If you can't
get it to show you the error in the shell, set up some logging to a
file, and find the error that way. I think the user can access the
network just fine, but that maybe plink.exe is not in his path or some
Find the error!
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