Interactive Services Detection – "A program running on this…"

Interactive Services Detection – “A program running on this computer is trying to display a message.

This occurs due to the new Interactive Services Detection feature available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Interactive Services Detection is a feature for legacy applications that detect if a service is trying to interact with the Windows desktop. This feature can be disabled by editing a service on the Windows computer.

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Solution
To disable Interactive Services Detection
  1. Click Start > Control Panel and then double-click Administrative Tools.
  2. Double-click Services.
  3. Scroll down and double-click Interactive Services Detection.
  4. On the General tab, change the Startup type to Manual or Disabled.
  5. Click OK and restart the computer.
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One Response to Interactive Services Detection – "A program running on this…"

  1. Thanks for this post. It was driving me nuts!

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