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Re: [HTCondor-users] USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP=True and Windows 10

Microsoft has been making it harder for services to interact with the Usersâs desktop in each release.

Now it appears that they  have finally turned this off for good.


In the Windows 10, build 1703 release, they removed the âinteractive services detectionâ service, which is needed to make USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP work.


See this page



And Our instructions for enabling visible desktop



Interestingly, you can still mark as service as âallowed to interact with the desktopâ but there is no way to see the services desktop anymore.

so Iâm not sure what the checkbox is supposed to do.




From: HTCondor-users <htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Grant Goodyear
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 3:09 PM
To: htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [HTCondor-users] USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP=True and Windows 10


We recently updated our condor Windows machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Condor on our windows machines has always been run with the USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP varialble set to True, so that on the rare occasions where an executable throws up an error box we can log in and interact with it.  After updating to Windows 10 (with htcondor-8.1.2, and then 8.9.2), there no longer seems to be a notification announcing that one could see the alternative desktop by clicking a button.  The manual doesn't seem to have changed, as far as I can tell.  Help?



Grant Goodyear


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