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 Post subject: Windows Server 2008 R2 - shell executing other executables
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Hi all,

hope you guys can help me out been stuck with this issue for awhile.

I have created a win software with realstudio (2011R3) and it
is all working fine in all Windows XP/Vista/7 etc.

However, for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Small Business Server add-on,
it had failed to work numerous times in many of our clients' servers.

I have found the reasons behind it:

Since I use Shell in RB to call other executables such as GPG
(GnuGPG) key generation/decryption tool, it seems Windows Server does
not allow the actual RB Application to launch another exe. (I do run as Administrator and logged on as Administrator).

Is there a way around this programatically to by-pass Windows Servers'
security that will allow an app (exe) to launch another exe via the
RB's shell or do you know if there are some settings on the Windows
that can be changed? This is probably not preferable because we have
over 1000 clients which this software will be rolled out to and would
be a hassle to ask each client to change their security settings in
their environment.

FYI: A freshly installed Windows 2008 R2 / Small Business Server wouldn't have this issue but there are more and more clients now having this issue due to a certain security setup or update?. I'm not sure exactly what is stopping it, does anybody know??

Cheers

Yin


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2008 R2 - shell executing other executabl
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:20 pm 
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rokkuchan wrote:
Is there a way around this programatically to by-pass Windows Servers'
security that will allow an app (exe) to launch another exe via the
RB's shell or do you know if there are some settings on the Windows
that can be changed?


I'm sure that there's a way to ask for privileges to do this using a sanctioned API
But anything else would be much like any virus would do by bypassing permissions

I'd check out Windows Declare Library from ARBP and see if it has a mechanism to get you permissions in a proper way

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:37 pm 
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npalardy wrote:
[quote="rokkuchan"
Is there a way around this programatically to by-pass Windows Servers'
security that will allow an app (exe) to launch another exe via the
RB's shell or do you know if there are some settings on the Windows
that can be changed?


I'm sure that there's a way to ask for privileges to do this using a sanctioned API
But anything else would be much like any virus would do by bypassing permissions

I'd check out Windows Declare Library from ARBP and see if it has a mechanism to get you permissions in a proper way[/quote]

Sorry but I'm quite new to the forums, where can I find the above? - Win Declre stuff from ARBP?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Google for ARBP gives you http://arbpmembers.org/

It's called Windows Functionality Suite http://arbpmembers.org/arbp-blogs-and-o ... suite-blog

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