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What happened to Protected Storage Service (lsass.exe)?

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  • Hi all,

    first of all I want to say that Win 8 rocks!

    Every application I tried works perfectly, but I'm having problems running MicroStrategy Intelligence Server which depends on the Protected Storage Service.

    I cannot find this service in the developer preview: will it be available in the release or is it going to be removed forever?

     

    thanks and regards,

    good job!

    Davide Moraschi

    MicroStrategy MCD

    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:54 AM

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  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:54:29 +0000, Davide Moraschi wrote:

    Hi all,

    first of all I want to say that Win 8 rocks!

    Every application I tried works perfectly, but I'm having problems running MicroStrategy Intelligence Server which depends on the Protected Storage Service.

    I cannot find this service in the developer preview: will it be available in the release or is it going to be removed forever?

    I think the there's some confusion here. LSASS.exe is the Local Security
    Authority Subsystem Service
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Security_Authority_Subsystem_Service

    which is not the same thing as the Protected Storage Service.

    LSASS.exe most definitely still exists, however, you are correct that the
    Protected Storage Service does not. As you can see in the following MSDN
    article, the Protected Storage Service has been deprecated:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432405(v=vs.85).aspx


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Bar chart:  A list of places to go when it's Miller time.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:06 PM

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  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:54:29 +0000, Davide Moraschi wrote:

    Hi all,

    first of all I want to say that Win 8 rocks!

    Every application I tried works perfectly, but I'm having problems running MicroStrategy Intelligence Server which depends on the Protected Storage Service.

    I cannot find this service in the developer preview: will it be available in the release or is it going to be removed forever?

    I think the there's some confusion here. LSASS.exe is the Local Security
    Authority Subsystem Service
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Security_Authority_Subsystem_Service

    which is not the same thing as the Protected Storage Service.

    LSASS.exe most definitely still exists, however, you are correct that the
    Protected Storage Service does not. As you can see in the following MSDN
    article, the Protected Storage Service has been deprecated:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432405(v=vs.85).aspx


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Bar chart:  A list of places to go when it's Miller time.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:06 PM
  • Hello. I thought the Protected Storage service (PStore) was only made read only as it was no longer consider a secure storage and newer applications are recommended to use DPAPI store. However, for backward compatibility, PStore is necessary. It was included but as read only in Vista and Windows 7. Going with Microsoft's promise that Windows 8 will be Windows 7+more, PStore should not be removed entirely. Apps will break. Like Outlook 2002. And many apps depending on PStore.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:43 PM
  • Hi all,

     

    I found a temporary solution running Intelligence Server as an application and not as a service.

    See details here:

    http://cloudwarehouse.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/microstrategy-and-windows-8-2/

    hope this helps,

    Davide


    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:44 AM