FireDaemon Zero is an application for Microsoft Windows that allows you to manage Interactive Windows Services easily by switch back and forth between your logged in Windows desktop session and Session 0.
Version: 2.5.0FireDaemon Zero is an application for Microsoft Windows that allows you to easily switch back and forth between your logged in Windows desktop session and Session 0.
License: Free To Try $25.00
Operating System: Windows
Since the release of Windows Vista and Windows 2008 interactive Windows services (ie. those with a console or GUI component) have been forced to run in the isolated desktop Session 0. The only way to interact with your interactive services on Session 0 was to switch desktop via the Interactive Services Detection Service applet.
This method has a variety of limitations and is disabled in Windows by default. FireDaemon Zero is a complete drop in replacement for the inbuilt Windows applet, providing the following features and advantages:
- Enables interactive services on Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, 8, Server 2012, 8.1, Server 2012 R2, 10 and Server 2016, Server 2019
- Starts the Interactive Services Detection Service providing a System Tray Notification Area applet across all user sessions allowing you to switch back and forth between your logged in session and Session 0 by just double clicking the Zero applet icon
- Provides the ability for a user to 'steal' Session 0 control from another user
- Provides the ability for a user to 'kick' a user off an orphaned Session 0 session
- Redraws the desktop and windows of applications running in Session 0 correctly avoiding artifacting especially when switching to Session 0 via RDP
- Allows you to switch to Session 0 indefinitely with no auto-logoff timeout
- Starts a custom minimisable Task Bar on Session 0 that allows you to find and bring to front applications running on Session 0
- Eradicates the default nagging desktop popup 'warning' you that applications are running on Session 0
- Provides Start Menu shortcuts allow you to simply rollback to the default Windows Interactive Services Detection Service
- Facilitates Session 0 desktop switching via regular Windows, OS-X and Linux RDP / RDC clients, TeamViewer, VNC etc.
Version 2.5.0: License information hidden from non-admin users, command line silent install can include license info, can steal Session 0 control from another user, can kill and query orphaned Session 0 sessions, various fixes.
Version 1.1.0: Ability to show system tray icons for apps running under other user accounts, display application icons next to application title in task bar, users guide, various other bug fixes and tweaks.