[stunnel-users] No Taskbar Icon

Pierre DELAAGE delaage.pierre at free.fr
Wed Sep 24 20:10:58 CEST 2014


Ok, this is a fact that a service should not have to interact with the 
desktop, and the icon is a part of that...
It is normal, in stunnel case, that it does not appear: if it were the 
case it may allow the user to stop the service, which is not the purpose 
of any service...

BUT, even in service mode, stunnel does interact with the desktop in two 
ways :

1/ when you start or stop the service : there is a dlg box at that time
2/ if you have protected your client cert with a password, you will be 
prompted to enter a password

What is strange is that MS maintained the existence of the checkbox in 
the Win7 service dialog...

Anyway...at least you should have a normal icon when starting stunnel in 
user mode ...


Le 24/09/2014 19:55, Carter Browne a écrit :
> Well that explains why it hasn't worked on the more recent versions.  
> I do not see that option in the html file distributed with 5.04, not 
> that it matters according to the description you included.
>
> Carter Browne
> cbrowne at cbcs-usa.com
>
> On 9/24/2014 1:34 PM, 541401 at gmail.com wrote:
>> If you select "allow to interact with desktop" an error will be 
>> generated in the event log.  Microsoft has removed the ability for 
>> services to interact with the Desktop.  Please see:
>>
>> "If you allow the service to interact with the desktop, any 
>> information that the service displays on the desktop will also be 
>> displayed on an interactive user's desktop. A malicious user could 
>> then take control of the service or attack it from the interactive 
>> desktop. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, support for 
>> interactive services has been removed to mitigate this security risk;"
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756339%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
>>
>>
>> On 09.24.2014 10:15, Pierre DELAAGE wrote:
>>> Right, check that the service properties allows it to interact with 
>>> the desktop (stunnel service/properties/connection tab)
>>>
>>> Le 24/09/2014 19:05, 541401 at gmail.com a écrit :
>>>> In the case of the server OS, by default, the OS will not allow a 
>>>> service to interact with the desktop. If you look at your event 
>>>> logs, you will probably find some warnings or errors to this 
>>>> effect.  I am not sure about Windows 7, but it might be the same.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 09.24.2014 09:27, Carter Browne wrote:
>>>>> I have updated stunnel to version 5.04 on Windows 7 32 & 64 bit, 
>>>>> Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 
>>>>> 2012R2 and in no case does the icon appear.    I explicitly set 
>>>>> taskbar = yes in the configuration file.
>>>>>
>>>>
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