Windows 10: "Act as part of the operating system"


  1. Posts : 39
    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2016 #1

    "Act as part of the operating system"


    Act as part of the operating system: Security Configuration Editor; Security Services

    What is this user right, it seems quite juicy and useful. If I apply it to myself will I be able to "impersonate" TrustedInstaller? That article is rather vauge on what this actually does
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  2. Posts : 164
    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51
       29 Jul 2016 #2

    Updated: January 21, 2005

    Applies To:
    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #3

    I doubt you could impersonate TrustedInstaller, or any of the sytem accounts for that matter. TrustedInstaller is a system, not a user account. Windows makes a distinction between them.
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  4. Posts : 39
    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2016 #4

    aardvark said: View Post
    Updated: January 21, 2005

    Applies To:
    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
    Lol. here it is on Windows 10. It's also on XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1...

    This is my point, there's only old information about what this setting really does.

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  5.    29 Jul 2016 #5

    Culbrelai said: View Post
    Act as part of the operating system: Security Configuration Editor; Security Services

    What is this user right, it seems quite juicy and useful. If I apply it to myself will I be able to "impersonate" TrustedInstaller? That article is rather vauge on what this actually does
    Well, Microsoft is very clear in all the documentation to NOT assign this right to normal users, but to rather use the LocalSystem account which has this right inherently.

    Giving yourself this right would allow your user to run an application that can build an access token to impersonate another user, such as TrustedInstaller, but you can't really utilize this from your account alone. You would have to use the Win32 API to write an application that would do this.
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  6. Posts : 39
    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #6

    LocalSystem? How would I log in as that? I have never seen such an entry anywhere.
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  7.    30 Jul 2016 #7

    You can't log in as LocalSystem. Mystere was referring to programmers documentation.
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