On Windows, services are processes running regardless of users logging in. They provide access and features to different programs or processes. On Mac OS X, services are menu bar and context menu items available from any application that can act on a user's selection, like text or files.

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how could I figure out RAM consumption of services?

I'm using Windows 7 SP1. Recently I feel it runs slower and slower. The applications do not consume much RAM, so I guess some services do. How can I see the memory consumption by each service?
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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Could not start DHCP client on windows 7 home premium. Error 5 access denied

DHCP client didn't start automatic. Trying start from services: Windows could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access denied. What should be fixed please?
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Windows service recovery - run a program wont work [closed]

How do i do this? i've tried all i can think of. Browsing for my .exe file i want to run. run a bat file writing forcedos.exe in program textbox and path to my bat file in command line parameters ...
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Service will not start on one computer - logon failure

Cannot start windows service, error logon failure. But account is on the domain and in local admin group and has service logon policy set. the password has been reset and account is not locked ...
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Scan functionality not working

I have a Brother MFC-7860DW. It is set up wireless. I can print just fine but the scanner will not work. I keep getting the error message that says: MFC7860-DW LAN cannot be found . . . ...
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Why is a service not automatically starting on bootup? (Windows 7)

I run an application that needs the Telephony service to run. Despite having the startup type set to Automatic, I still need to start it manually after it boots. I created a bat file with "net start ...
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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54Gv8 has no sshd or Rflow options

I'm playing with open source firmware for the first time, and seem to have dd-wrt running successfully on a linksys cascading off my main router (which for fear of bricking, I have not flashed yet). ...
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Why is Port 135 So Overused

I'm studying Windows Server Port numbers at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832017, and I notice that so many services use Port 135 What was the logic in setting this standard? Is this because one ...
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Windows Live ID service still running after removing Windows Live

After deinstalling Windows Live with IObit uninstaller it first seemed to have disappeard. After some time Windows Firewall Notifier (a plugin for the Windows Firewall to show outgoing connections) ...
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Isolate hosted service (svchost.exe) in its own process

As many superusers are probably aware by now, svchost.exe is used by Microsoft to host multiple Windows services in a single process, with one process per service group. In Windows 7 (and later?), ...
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How to add a compiled ntpd in services on linux?

I compiled and installed ntp-4.2.8 using this link and created a rpm by running checkinstall on RHEL 6.5. I used the command ntpd -l logs to manually start ntpd. After starting I am able to verify ...
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Accidently stopped some services in svchost

I stopped some of the services in svchost.exe in Windows 8 and now I am not able open task manager as it throws error. When I checked in PowerShell all those services are stopped. Even services.msc ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro Apps Not Working (Including Built-In Ones Like “Computer Settings”)

I don't care about 3rd party metro applications, but i can't enter "Computer Settings" either.. When i enter control panel/User Accounts/ and click to "add a new user" some metro ui tries to open ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager: Difference between applications, processes, and services

I would like to know the difference between Applications, Processes, and Services, as listed in the Windows 7 Task Manager. Under UNIX/Linux, these terms work as follows: processes refer to executable ...
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What is the list of minimum services needed to run Steam on windows 7?

There are a lot of services running in the background for windows 7. If one is using there windows computer only to play steam games, then I am willing to bet that a good chunk of the services running ...
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Why does systemd process stop as soon as it starts for foreman server process?

I am trying to export a simple Ruby app using foreman. Based on its usage for systemd, I appear to be doing things correctly. However, when I start the target/service, I get status messages along the ...
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How to log services last status

I've been looking for a way to log the apache2 service in Ubuntu. The objective is to have a log (i.e.: /var/log/apache2/service.log) of when and who started/stopped/restarted the daemon. All ...
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OSX AppleScript fails to run as service

I would like to run a simple shell command via hotkeys. So far I've created a service via Automator wich runs the following AppleScript command: do shell script "/bin/bash -c ...
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How do I run Tomcat service as a specific user in Windows?

I needed to do this so that Tomcat could take advantage of some Active Directory stuff, and it took a lot of searching to get all the niggly bits sorted. Hopefully if I answer my own question here, it ...
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Send an email whena service is stoppped/Started [duplicate]

I have a requirement where I need to stop a service on a schedule. So I created a simple bat file which starts and stops the service using Net STOP /Start command, which I schedule using the windows ...
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service not starting with windows startup

I have an application which have a service that used to start normally at startup. Recently I installed AVG Internet Security 2015.Now the service is not being started and I have to do this manually. ...
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Can't install Bootcamp 5.1 — KeyAgent could not be deleted

I'm trying to install the latest version of Bootcamp (5.1) on Windows 7 x64 where Bootcamp 4.0 is already installed. Unfortunately it keeps stopping during the following stage: Error: Service ...
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How do I set the PATH variable for a service that's running as a non-login user?

I'm running a GitLab server on a Linux machine using Nginx as a Webserver. Several processes (started either manually as root with /etc/init.d/foo start or automatically as sub-processes) run as ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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Secure Free VoIP Line for sending faxes from home using an HP OfficeJet 4622?

I have an HP OfficeJet 4622 at home, but I do not possess a lan line for sending faxes. I read that it's possible to use a VoIP line for sending faxes provided you use very specific settings. ...
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When running a program as a Windows 7 service, where does the HOMEPATH variable map to?

I have a program that's being run as a Windows 7 service. In the program, the HOMEPATH environment variable is being used to set the location of a file. Normally, when the program is simply ran at a ...
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How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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Service Host: Local system (network restricted) is thrashing hard disk

I am having windows 8.1 with update 1 installed and all release updates of windows till the date i am posting this questions. System is laptop, Core i3 with 6 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. When ever i ...
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Adding Xvfb to systemd services

I have attempted to create a new Xvfb service on a headless data server, but it shuts down the display after some time. I can confirm that the service is enabled. I am not doing anything related to ...
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Manage/group several Windows services at once?

Is there any alternative to the Windows 7 services.msc that allows managing the services in groups (instead of one by one) ? Many programs install too many services. I usually disable some to avoid ...
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Cannot determine which program is causing Windows to take 5 minutes to boot up

I have Windows 7 (I had left this out before) Home Edition 64 bit (I believe. I'll check when I get home. The computer was gifted to me) I was able to locate a resource that mentioned you can enable ...
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What is the difference between a service and an application that runs in the background in Windows? [closed]

What is the difference between a service and an application that runs in the background in Windows? from a user's point of view? Why would a certain application asks to run as a service rather than ...
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How to force a Windows service failure to test its recovery settings

Is there a way to force a service failure to test if the recovery method that was set up work's correctly? These are the settings in the Recovery options and I would like to test it. i doubt simply ...
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Linux hosting with web-based shell access

I am looking for a service that gives user some computing resources, a Linux OS and a preferably web browser based shell access. Are there any services that you can recommend? The bandwidth usage ...
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Windows 7 Time syncing issues

I've had this issue for a very long time and I often search google for solutions and try whatever I find but nothing works and then I give up, only to repeat the same process a few weeks later. this ...
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Process Hacker “System services”

Hoping that this isn't already asked somewhere and hoping it's not too vague. First time using anything on stackexchange. I'm a really curious person so I don't exactly need an answer to this ...
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ERROR message when trying to restore, The service cannot accept control messages at this time [duplicate]

what if I cannot get into any kind of service menu or system settings because of an error message, "the service cannot accept control messages at this time" with a red circled "x" in the upper corner? ...
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Running a script that starts other applications using systemd service

Our C++ Qt application runs graphically without X by specifying the -qws switch. Because of that, I uninstalled and disabled the graphical environment on the BeagleBone Black. Now, when I power on the ...
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WMI StartService Parameter

I'm currently using WMI to start a service, which is nice. But additionally, I would like to send a start-up parameter to this service. Is there anyway to do this using WMI? I couldn't find anything ...
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Cent OS 6 - Do I need to restart a service after updating .ssh/known_hosts

After updating my .ssh/known_hosts file do I need to restart a service? I tried service ssh restart but it gives ssh: unrecognized service.
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intel rapid start technology automatically changes to manual startup type in services

i just did a clean install of windows on my laptop and installed all the drivers including IRST(Intel Rapid Start Technology)... whenever i restart my laptop.. or leave it running for a few minutes ...
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sysvinit postfix startup script - only called with “status” argument

I'm having a problem with postfix not starting up on boot. boot.log doesn't show any information whatsoever. Starting the postfix service afterwards works as expected. I added debug information to ...
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Windows 7 SP1 hangs right after booting with errors

Starting this last Monday, August 25, 2014, my Dell Latitude E6530 laptop is hanging after reaching the desktop. It appears all programs are loaded, but the most noticeable thing is that the network ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Which vista services can be disabled without problems?

I use Vista on a HP pavilion DV2 laptop. When I look through all the services my laptop starts, it really seems there's way too much of it. I multi boot with XP and 7. Both startup in 40 seconds. ...
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What exactly does windows 7 themes service do

I was having issues with video playback of large (nearly 4k) videos. Part of the video was tearing, I knew the hardware was capable of playing the video ok, but in several applications the video would ...