Manage Interactive Services on Session 0
FireDaemon Zero is an application that runs in the Windows Task Tray that allows you to easily switch back and forth between your logged-in Windows desktop session and Session 0.
Why would you want to do this?
Since the release of Windows Vista and Windows 2008, interactive Windows services (i.e. those with a console or GUI component) have been forced to run in Session 0. The only way to interact with interactive services on Session 0 was to switch desktop via the Microsoft supplied Interactive Services Detection Service applet. This method has a variety of limitations which are resolved by deploying FireDaemon Zero and optionally FireDaemon ZeroInput. FireDaemon Zero is a standalone software product and a drop-in replacement for the Windows Interactive Services Detection Service.
Features at a Glance
Interactive Services Detection Service Replacement
FireDaemon Zero is a drop-in replacement for the inbuilt Windows Interactive Services Detection Service (UI0Detect). FireDaemon Zero eliminates the UI0Detect "nag" popup when interactive servers are running on Session 0.
Enables Interactive Services and Access to Session 0
FireDaemon Zero enables interactive services and access to the Session 0 desktop.
Session 0 Desktop Redraw
When you switch to Session 0, FireDaemon Zero will attempt to redraw all interactive services running on Session 0 in order to minimise artifacts.
Desktop Switching Activity Logging and Auditing
You can configure FireDaemon Zero to log Session 0 logon and logoff events, session kick events, session steal events and session switching events to the Windows Event Log.
Creates the Interactive Services Detection Service
On Windows 10 and Server 2019 the UI0Detect service is not present. FireDaemon Zero will re-create the UI0Detect service and offering similar functionality allowing you to switch to / from Session 0.
Switch To / From Session 0
FireDaemon Zero is deployed as a Task Tray application. By double clicking on the FireDaemon Zero Task Tray application icon, you can switch back and forth between your currently logged in Windows session and Session 0.
Kick A User Off Session 0
FireDaemon Zero will show you which user is currently occupying Session 0 and allow you to kick that user off of Session 0.
Steal Session 0 Control From Other Users
FireDaemon Zero will show you which user is currently occupying Session 0 and allow you to steal control of Session 0 from the user.
Session 0 Tray
FireDaemon Zero deploy a specialised tray on Session 0. The tray lists FireDaemon Pro interactive services running on Session 0. Then FireDaemon Zero Tray can also be used by programs that are being run as a Windows service that normally rely on and bind to the regular Windows Taskbar.
Session 0 Desktop Colour
FireDaemon Zero allows you to configure the Session 0 desktop background colour.
Automatic Inactivity Switch Back From Session 0
You can configure FireDaemon Zero to automatically switch back to your logged in session after an inactivity timeout.
No activation no node locking or confusing licensing schemes.
30-Day Free Trial
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FireDaemon Zero OEM
Integrate with your product or platform
FireDaemon Zero OEM is a variant of FireDaemon Zero specifically designed for use by system integrators or value-added resellers who wish to bundle FireDaemon Zero with their own product or platform. FireDaemon Zero OEM is designed to be included in third-party installers, golden OS images, or provisioned via deployment tools, such as Puppet or Ansible.
2.6.1 March 2021
Includes 12 months Support & Upgrades
Windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11
Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022
30-day fully functional trial
Features at a Glance
All the features of Zero plus more!
FireDaemon Zero OEM has all the features of FireDaemon Pro and includes additional features to assist in automating deployment and installation.
No License Key Required Royalty-Free Redistribution
FireDaemon Zero OEM does not require a license key and is DRM free. There are no additional fees to redistribute FireDaemon Zero OEM as part of your software installer or platform.
Embed Zero Pro OEM in your installer
FireDaemon Zero OEM is distributed as a ZIP file that contains all the components to allow you to embed the product in your installer, golden image or standalone product.