Allow Shutdown not in system registry

William Hooper whooper "at" freeshell.org
Thu Apr 1 18:31:01 2004


William Hooper said:
> E. Sprow said:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am using windows xp pro; even when I establish a user account, I am
>> still
>> quite able to shut down the vnc server from the start menu.  I have
>> looked
>> at the os' program access, but I don't find anything that would apply
>> here
>
> Are you sure they are not members of the Administrators or Power Users
> groups?  I'll be danged if I can find a good reference for what powers
> each group has, but I will keep looking.
>
> I'm pretty sure it is a bug if a Regular User (not Administrator or Power
> User) can do a "winvnc4.exe -stop".  If I get a chance tomorrow I will see
> if I can replicate it.

VNC works as designed here:

C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4>winvnc4.exe -stop
VNC Server 4.0 - VNC Server for Win32, Version 4.0b4
Built on Sep  4 2003 at 14:46:18
Copyright ⌐ RealVNC Ltd. 2002-2003

Attempting to stop service...

Thu Apr 01 12:28:04 2004
 main:        unable to open the service: Access is denied.
 (5)

C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4>

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William Hooper