Interactive Services Detection


  • What does this mean:


    Interactive Services Detection

    A program on this computer is trying to display a message

    The program might need info form  you or your permission to complete a task

    View message

    Ask me later

    I get this message when I remote in to a computer using a third-party remote control application.

    Friday, March 30, 2012 2:45 PM


  • Hi,

    Services and system processes run in session 0. Prior to Windows 7, the console (first logged on user’s desktop) ran in session 0 as well. Windows 7 introduced session 0 isolation to protect services from elevation of privilege exploits from the console desktop. Now, the first user’s desktop runs in session 1.

    Interactive Services Detection (the blinking button on the taskbar) is a mitigation for legacy applications that detects if a service is trying to interact with the desktop. This is handled by the Interactive Services Detection (UI0Detect) service.

    When you choose “View the message”, you are taken to session 0’s desktop and you can only interact with the dialog or message that services have tried to display on the desktop.

    For more information about Interactive Services Detection, please refer to the following two articles:

    What is Interactive Services Detection and Why is it Blinking at Me?

    Session 0 Isolation

    In addition, I suggest you to use Remote Desktop Connectionor Remote Assistancesince the third party may cause unexpected results.

    Hope it helps

    Monday, April 02, 2012 7:23 AM