It is with good reason that Windows doesn’t allow non-administrative users the right to start, stop or modify Windows Services. Think of the chaos that would ensue if Joe Blow, who barely knows how to print to a web page, was able to tinker with those critical processes and bring the entire PC to its knees!
However, every now and then we come across a specific instance where it makes sense for a non-administrator to stop, start or restart a misbehaving service without the overhead of involving someone else more credentialed. Relaxing the service’s permissions is the proper solution, but we have found Microsoft’s free command-line tools a bit cumbersome to use.
Our new (and completely free) Service Security Editor standalone GUI utility makes setting a service’s permissions a piece of cake. Simply select the service, find the user, and point & click to grant/deny the proper rights.
Enjoy! And as always, feedback is appreciated.