Re: Installing a Service DLL?

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:53:46 -0400
Vincent Fatica <> wrote:

Thanks, Igor. I got it installed and I can start/stop it. But it's
not doing what it should. The DLL starts (and waits for) a thread;
the thread installs a global WH_MOUSE_LL hook and goes into message
pump. All goes OK according to debug logs. The hook is set but it's
never called.

I never used WH_MOUSE_LL specifically, but normally hooks are only
global within a single desktop. Services run in their own window station
on their own desktop, separate from those of interactive user. So
there's nobody there to move the mouse.

Should I expect a WH_MOUSE_LL hook set by an app
(service) run by LocalService to see mouse events generated by a
logged-on user?

I don't know, but somehow I doubt it. What if there is more than one
logged-on user (as is possible with Terminal Server or with Media Center
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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