Easily Access Session 0 From a Convenient Tray Icon
See your Windows Services on the isolated Session 0 with a click of your mouse, while avoiding the Interactive Services Detection Dialog!
Right-click menu from the tray icon
Do you have a Windows Service that shows a window or prompt in
Interactive Services Detection Dialog
usually pops up to take you to see your GUI, but suppose it doesn't?
Or worse, suppose it comes up all the time, constantly winking at you from the taskbar?
Our free Switch To Session 0 utility is here to help. It runs from a convenient tray icon and lets you go to Session 0 whenever you like.
Just double-click the icon and you are there - easy!
How to Use Switch To Session 0
and save this free, standalone utility (SwitchToSession0.exe) to a new folder, preferably C:\Program Files\SwitchToSession0\.
Double-click on the executable to start it. A new icon will announce itself in the task tray area:
Double-click on the tray icon
to access session 0. You can also right-click and select Got to Session 0... to do the same.
To configure the utility, right-click on the tray icon and select Settings... to summon the Settings window:
From there, you can choose to start this utility when you log on, or specify a "hot-key" - a combination of keys that when pressed will switch to Session 0 (without having to click the tray icon).
How to Prevent the Interactive Services Detection Dialog (ISDD) from Constantly Popping Up
The ISDD is controlled by the
Interactive Services Detection Service (ISDS), an important background task that enables access to Session 0.
The ISDD only comes up when the service is running, so the key to avoiding the dialog is to prevent the service from running all the time.
If you are always seeing the ISDD, then the ISDS is probably set to start automatically when your computer boots. To make it start only when necessary:
- Open the Service Control Panel (Run > services.msc)
- Double-click on the entry for the ISDS to open its properties
- Set the Startup type to Manual
Note that the Switch To Session 0 utility will work with the ISDS intelligently. A request to switch to Session 0 will start the ISDS but it will be stopped soon after you return from Session 0.