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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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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“Failed to start SYSV” when starting self-made service

I'm trying to set up a service, on root, that will automatically start monetdb database after system startup because monetdb doesn't provide such mechanism. I've created /etc/init.d/monetdb script ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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Windows Search / Indexing service won't start

The service won't start. I've set it to automatic and manually tried starting it. I've verified any dependencies are started. I ran net start "Windows Search" and received the error "Service ...
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Server 2012 R2 stops services at startup

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that will not start services automatically at startup. When the Server Manager Dashboard appears under local server and all servers I get a red box around ...
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Writing a service to find the public IP address of a computer, from scratch [closed]

I am aware of services like http://whatismyipaddress.com/ that allow a user to find his public IP address. What I'd like to know is, HOW such a service gets written from scratch? I don't need the ...
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How to find localised Microsoft Windows service names?

My Internet searched brought up several service names that are turned on by default on windows but might not be worth the resources they use. Specifically most of corporate/big network services can be ...
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ansible playbook handlers not starting nginx service through notify statement even when changed is true

I've started trying to learn how to use Ansible. I'm following an Ansible Tutorial from Servers for Hackers, and I'm trying out the examples on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS ...
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Do Network Services Come with New Install?

I just installed a new Windows 7 vm, and had this same thing with a Ubuntu I installed a while back. When I scan the machine from other vm's, all 1000 ports are closed. However, with my Windows XP ...
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How to make ports appear to be open from outside?

I have a lot of camera's, each with an ePower switch 1g. I can not reach the ePower switch, but the switch can decide to power-off or power-on based on polling ports on a server. So I would like to ...
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What services can I stop to keep system minimally running?

I've narrowed down Windows services to the following required: Which of these services can I safely stop/disable to "dummify" Windows 7 where basic network connectivity and remote desktop still ...
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My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory

Before everyone goes complain that I should wait for Windows 10, don't. Because I'm sure high school/university assignments will NEVER get a 2-4 month extension. Operating System: Windows 7, Service ...
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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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How do I pass a private SSH key to a Windows service?

I have a service under Windows which eventually uses SSH (jenkins which eventually tries to pull from a Git repo). If I run Git on the command line, everything works since I've loaded my private key ...
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Windows Service unable to detect COM port

We have a windows service (written in C#) that uses a 3rd party DLL to communicate with a COM printer. Already tested the windows service in 4 local machines, and in every case the printer works ...
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What is port 1001 used by NT Kernel & System on my Windows 7?

Sometimes i make ssh tunnel which listen as sock proxy on port 1001. But lately i can't bind to this port. Apparently this port already occupied. I can bind to any port for my ssh tunnel. But I'm ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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How do you prioritize startup items launch order in Windows 8.1?

I have several startup programs and services (A-G, either program or a service) that runs each time I log into my Windows 8.1 administrator account. However, there is one program (F), that I need to ...
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Script to backup and restore Windows services.msc settings [closed]

Is there a batch file, visual basic script or powershell script that allows easily to backup/copy and paste/restore a end client Windows 7 services.msc settings/values?
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How to start an external process in a ruby windows service?

I use this as a template to start an external task from a service LOG_FILE = 'C:\\Tmp\\win32_daemon_test.log' begin require 'rubygems' require 'win32/daemon' include Win32 class DemoDaemon ...
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Windows Service that depends on another absent service

What happens to a Windows service if we delete other services that it depends on? Or, add a dependency to a service name that doesn't exist. Is it even possible? What if the service is already ...
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Windows Service Startup Type change history/log

I have a PC where I suspect some Windows Services (from Services.msc) have been changed. I mean the "Startup Type" from Automatic -> Disabled, or some other change of the startup type. Is there an ...
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Run Service When The File / Folder Is Modified

I want to know if there is a possibility to trigger a service when a folder or file changed. I found sc triggerinfo but I don't know if I can use it for that.
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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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Edit windows service user with a batch script and encrypted password

I need to change the user of a service on Windows using a batch script. Searching the web I found this solution: sc \\server config ServiceName obj= Domain\user password= pass The problem is, that ...
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Service Host: Local Service (No Impersonation) taking CPU Usage to 100%

What is this service doing that it seems to take >90% of CPU? This happened occasioanlly when I used my notebook, and I noticed it when suddenly the fan became loud. I tried to google but some said ...
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Windows wireless service not running error 193:Oxc1

I have Lenovo Y 50-70 laptop,windows 8.1, after windows update wifi doesn't work anymore. I checked router, adapter driver and both ok. I try to diagnostic and got massage: windows wireless service ...
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Systemd service start error

I have a Beaglebone Black (BBB) running Angstrom Linux (v2012.12). Since none of my other Linux machines have systemd yet, and Angstrom does, I figured I'd get familiar with systemd before its shoved ...
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Wsservice fails while attempting to fix Windows Store 8.1

My Metro Apps are not loading. They return: This App can't run Using this command in Powershell: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ...
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Add context menu items to services (windows)

I am trying to a delete option to the right click menu of windows services, I know that you can do this with right click menus for files such as .cat / .bmp and I think you can here too, so I created ...
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how could I figure out RAM consumption of services? [duplicate]

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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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 ...