August 2, 2012

Give regular user right to start/stop service in Windows 7

  1. Download and install SubInACL.exe
  2. run "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\subinacl" /service Spooler /grant=<username>=TO
SubInACL works on Windows 7.
The T grant parameter is for start service access and the O parameter is stop service access.
Now <username> can:
  • run sc stop Spooler and sc start Spooler
  • run net stop "Print Spooler" and net start "Print Spooler"
  • use the Restart button on the Print Spooler item in services.msc

Update: The single subinacl.exe download seems to be not available anymore. Try download the windows 2003 resource toolkit at

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

1 comment:

  1. The link you give for downloading SubInACL.exe on does not have the file any more. Do you have a different link?