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Archive for April, 2014

Easiest way to grant/query “Log on as a service” to a Windows user from the command-line? (my question on Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/28

I want to script an install where a service needs to be run as a user. I want to be able to specify the user.

Creating the user is easy through the NET USER /ADD command.

Specifying the user for the service can also be done: the SC CONFIG command allows this.

Now the missing link: granting the user the “Log on as a service” privilege as a logon right (SeServiceLogonRight). Is there a command for this? Or a simple script for PowerShell?

(I know only Local Service can do this out of the box, and no other accounts by default are, but I want to have control over the account and what other privileges that account has).

Edit: solved. Thanks Mathias R. Jessen.

Here is the solution, including a few comments.

The easiest way to do this from a command line is definitely using NTRights.exe from the Windows Server 2003 Resource Toolkit.

ntrights +r SeServiceLogonRight -u jeroen -m \\%COMPUTERNAME%

I changed the command-line a bit:

ntrights +r SeServiceLogonRight -u %USERNAME% -m \\%COMPUTERNAME%

Note that

whoami /all

doesn’t show any change (not even after a reboot, it does not matter if you run it with or without UAC token).


does show the change however, and does not require UAC (follow the tree to “Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Management -> Log on as a service” to see the users having the permission).


via: Easiest way to grant “Log on as a service” to a Windows user from the command-line? – Super User.

PS: Later I found out it is way easier to query the right:

accesschk.exe /accepteula -q -a SeServiceLogonRight

It will list the users having that right, for instance:

        IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool

Thanks twasbrillig for explaining that at as answer to powershell – How to view user privileges using windows cmd? – Stack Overflow

Posted in Batch-Files, CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista | Leave a Comment »

Building URLs to Old Stats (from a date in the past; via: Planet Botch)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/28

Every once in a while you want to browse back to WordPress visitor stats from a while ago.

Well, you can hand-build your URLs like this:

Stats at the end of last year for the default blog:

The Old Stats – How to Access Them | Planet Botch post explains how to do this for non-default blogs as well.


via: Old Stats – How to Access Them | Planet Botch.

Posted in Power User, SocialMedia, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

C# and VB are open sourced | Fabulous Adventures In Coding

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/27

Reminder to self:

  1. Watch the relevant Channel 9 videos.
  2. Sync the Roslyn repository regularly.


via: C# and VB are open sourced | Fabulous Adventures In Coding.

Posted in .NET, C#, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

On my buying list: The WOZPAK Special Edition (1978 Apple I/II materials digitally enhanced)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/27

At USD 50, this seems like a bargain for Apple I / Apple II lovers.

From the The WOZPAK Special Edition – Overview page:

In 1978, The WOZPAK was a 300 page technical manual produced by Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange.  The poor resolution of copy machines and fax machines of the era made The WOZPAK an illegible and challenging to use collection of handwritten and typed notes.  This collection as a whole was provided to the A.P.P.L.E. by Apple Computer, Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak and then company president Mike Scott.  

Thanks to the encouragement of a number of computer industry legends, and the efforts of Apple historians, Brian Wiser and Bill Martens, we now have a completely refurbished and dramatically enhanced version of The WOZPAK.  The WOZPAK Special Edition comes complete with the original materials from The WOZPAK and The WOZPAK II as well as some new materials provided by Apple legends from their personal libraries.


via: The WOZPAK Special Edition – Overview.

Posted in //e, 6502, Apple, Apple Pascal, Apple ][, Assembly Language, Development, History, Pascal, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git? (via: Dr. Dobb’s – Google+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/25


How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git?

fournova launches Git learning platform — from command-line interface to GUI


via: Dr. Dobb’s – Google+ – How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git?….

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

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