Chapter 57. How to Configure Process Identity for a COM(+) Server Application

This is an extension of Item 28, which discussed some general strategies for picking server process identities. COM+ server apps have a large number of options for identity, as you can see from Figure 57.1.

COM+ server identity in Windows Server 2003

Figure 57.1. COM+ server identity in Windows Server 2003

The only choice that's really unique to a COM(+) server is the ability to run the server in the interactive user's logon session. The reason this feature exists is for debugging. Remember how window stations work (Item 18). Daemons normally run in noninteractive window stations, which aren't bound to hardware. If ...

Get The .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.