Whenever you impersonate a running thread and create a new thread while impersonating, your new thread will not get impersonated, too. The new thread will run without any thread token and thus a called function will use the process token instead. So you have to impersonate the new thread again. Ignoring that fact may lead [...]

How to get the threads of a process?

Yesterday, I described how to get the process of a window. Today I show you how to obtain the threads of a process. There are two ways to retrieve all the threads of a foreign process. Use the Tool Help Library. There is also a sample about enumerating threads. So I am not going to [...]

It is impossible to use SetThreadDesktop and the VCL at the same time because a thread can only show windows on one desktop at a time. However VCL is not written for the use with multiple threads, so there is no way to show Delphi forms of same process on two different desktops. SetThreadDesktop describes [...]

How to get the process of a window?

This answer is very easy – just use GetWindowThreadProcessId JWA declares it as followed: function GetWindowThreadProcessId(hWnd: HWND; lpdwProcessId: LPDWORD): DWORD; stdcall; The function returns an identifier (not a handle) and also may set lpdwProcessId to the identifier (again not a handle!) if it is not nil. Be aware that identifiers aren’t handles, so you must [...]

The case of the unexplained…

As you maybe already have noted, I use the ProcessExplorer of Mark Russinovich a lot. It is a very powerful tool, that can help you finding out what’s going on in your Windows system… Processes Threads Properties Handles Kernel Bluescreens (WinDbg) and many more If you are interested in getting an introduction into the great [...]

Some functions (like ExitWindowsEx) need a privilege (SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME) to be enabled to work properly. With the help of JWSCL this task is made very easy. JWSCL provides several ways to enable and disable privileges. Use the methods of TJwSecurityToken Use the function JWEnablePrivilege Use the interface IJwPrivilegeScope

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