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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Started with a malware, ended with a damaged Windows 7 Config?

I have a malware called vicice that is simply a chrome browser hijack. I ran HitmanPro in standalone mode, which found and deleted some files, and now my windows 7 PC takes 4 minutes to boot up and ...
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Does disabing wuauserv service affect installation of updates?

I want to manually control the launch the Windows Update service on a Windows 10 Home laptop because it runs too frequently, causing high CPU and draining the battery. The idea is that the the ...
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“Permission Denied” when killing process

When I try to kill a specific process (avastUI.exe), I got "permission denied". Obviously, the current user is in the Administrator group. I'm not looking for a way to kill this process, I just want ...
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What is donnyworld service?

There is a port listed on my centos box in /etc/services with tcp and udp port number 1821 for "donnyworld". I've looked up and down Google for a description and can't find anything! Thanks!
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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ftpd not visible after reinstallation

What I have done is: install ftpd, configure it, use it, all ok uninstall ftpd, install proftpd uninstall proftpd, install ftpd For now there is no ftpd service: ftpd: unrecognized service and ...
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Webhook email service to trigger actions based on email Subject

is there a service i can use where I can send emails to and trigger actions based on the "Subject"? I want CC my emails and then define actions on service based on the Subject lines, for example ...
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No http service - Windows 10

I can't seem to start my printer spooler service because some of the dependencies have not started. So I looked at the dependencies in the options menu. I found that there was no HTTP service in my ...
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should I remove sihost.exe? it seems to crash my whole explorer (taskbar) regularly

I am using windows 10; a few days ago I started noticing my whole taskbar with my desktop icons plus desktop wallpaper to disappear (everything goes black) for about 5 seconds. then everything ...
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Did I just completely disable Windows 10 updates by disabling the Windows Update service?

I have a data cap and was trying to disable auto-updates on my laptop to use less data. I went into Services from the control panel and set the Startup Type of Windows Update to Disabled by ...
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How to find out what service is consuming bandwidth in windows?

The resource monitor shows that a svchost is consuming all of the bandwidth. How can I check which of these services is the one responsible for this? My resource monitor showing the service host ...
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See resource usage of individual services

I have been trying to track down an issue where I have 100% hard disk read/write activity for about 10-15 minutes after coming back from standby and the task manager and resource monitor shows all the ...
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w32time The specific module could not be found

My Windows 10 time is ALWAYS wrong. I've tried: enabling synchronization settings from: Control Panel-> Date & Time -> Internet Time -> Change Settings -> time.windows.com or time.nist.gov. With ...
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How to count the number of services installed on a Windows Server 2012?

I want to know how many services, the total number, are installed on my Server 2012. Using the services.msc I need to count by hand one by one. I'm looking for a command line or similar.
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Changing resolution of Session0\Default desktop?

As part of a script running from a service, I want to automate some GUI tests. The application I'm testing requires the screen size to be full HD (1920x1080) or higher, but the size of the desktop ...
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DNS Resolution Oddity

In Windows 10, I frequently have to manually restart the "DNS Client" service in order to successfully ping a host, even if I can ping the host by IP address, and where nslookup seems to correctly ...
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Windows Audio service stopping

I have a user whose audio keeps cutting out on his Lenovo X1 Carbon 20A7. I've written a simple .bat file to restart the Windows Audio service, but this is only a temporary measure. So far we have ...
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Windows Audio Service stops working correctly

Ahoy! Here is a story: I'm working in Premiere Pro, editing some videos while my PC is screaming cause in bigger projects 8 gigs of RAM is way too little. Anyway everything works quite nice. I ...
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Windows 7 - missing PID in services tab, task manager

So, as stated in the title, PID tab is missing from services tab in task manager. I need PID in order to find a windows service, which causes lots of hard page faults in my system. Any way to fix ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...
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Service proven to exist but doesn't show anywhere

I am able to start or stop one particular service, but it's not listed in services.msc or even if any other way of querying services is used (sc queryex, gsv, Get-Service without arguments, etc.). ...
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How to Create Local Windows Desktop Service Accounts?

Question: In Windows Home / Professional, (Windows 10), what is the recommended way to create a Local Service Account? Is there any documentation for this? (Powershell, GUI, etc). Clarification: ...
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Is the DTC enabled by default in Windows?

I have been reading the documentation provided by Microsoft regarding the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). But I am not able to determine whether the DTC service is enabled by default - I ...
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Firewall service doesn't start after reboot

Every Sunday morning, our VDI's with W7 32 bit and VMware view 5.1 get a scheduled reboot. About 5% of them are not reachable after the reboot. It turns out the Firewall service hasn't started. When ...
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BITS service is not starting, Windows Update always stuck at 0%

Windows update is always stuck at 0%. The BITS service always crashes immediately on start with code -2147024894 / 0x80070002 I have tried lots of things that worked for other people with this error ...
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Search/Indexing in windows 10 broken [duplicate]

I recently tried moving the location of windows's Index files from my C (SSD) drive to another regular drive with more space... I went to the Advanced Options under Indexing Options and put the 'new' ...
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Run script when systemd service fails

I'm running Debian 8 on a server. How do I run a bash script if a systemd controlled service fails to start or restart? Similarly if a service suddenly stops and cannot continue. In effect I want ...
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Duplications of printers in printing and unable to stop cups-browsed service on Ubuntu14.04

I have configured EpsonTM-T20 printer in ubuntu 14.04. Well its Working fine but the issue is, if I restarted the machine I can see lot(7) of duplications in printing with the same name as well as ...
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WMI Issues when installing SQL 2014 (The specified module could not be found)

I am trying to install SQL 2014 on my Window 10 laptop and during rule checking I receive the following error: When I check for the Windows Management Instrumentation service on my laptop I find ...
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systemd keeps stopping and restarting a service

Before systemd, my /etc/init.d/referee script would start/stop/restart a service without issue. Converting to systemd, which calls the same init.d script, the service starts without an error and then ...
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Service virtualization software recommendations

My workplace's test environment relies on external web services which often go down, or are unsuitable to load test against for financial or political reasons. Service virtualization (aka "mocking", ...
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Permissions required for an account to use a Windows Service

I want to know if there are any specific permissions required on an account to use a Windows Service. Note that I am not talking about starting and stopping a service, I am talking about the account ...
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Are there programs that allow a user to follow and report on what a windows 7 service does over time?

I am having a problem with the NSI service on my Windows 7 laptop. It progressively takes up more memory and eventually starts to suck up half the CPU constantly. I am looking for a program that can ...
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Does Windows ever stop services when resuming from sleep?

I'm running on windows 8. Occasionally, when I resume from sleep, my service gets a stop request through the SCM (call to SvcCtrlHandler with SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP). I wasn't able to trace the source ...
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Windows service is disabling Cortana - Windows 10 (ver 1511)

After updating to Windows 10 ver 1511 (build 10586.29) the following issues arose: There is a two second delay from clicking the start menu to it appearing. Search functionality within the start ...
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Why caching service does not cache downloaded app from app store?

I've enabled Caching server on osX server as it has green light. On this stage I downloaded an app from app store but cache tell None in the picture below. Is there something else to configure on this ...
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noms.exe high CPU usage (what is this process?)

I recently discovered process called noms.exe running and maxing out one CPU core on the machine. I have done all the usual steps trying to collect the information about the process and was surprised ...
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A timeout (200000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the lmhosts service

In Windows Even Viewer is logged this error: A timeout (200000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the lmhosts service. My system is Win7-64. What's the issue?
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Windows firewall won't turn on. (access denied)

(On Windows 10) I can't seem to be able to turn on windows firewall... From action center turning it on fails and it sends me to turn it on manually, but when I try and do that, nothing happens. It ...
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Can I safely disable the Software Protection service

The Software Protection service is Windows 8 has a long, unhelpful description: Enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the ...
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Unable to get ext2fsd to start automatically

I dual-boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8.1, and I am currently using ext2fsd to access files on my Linux drive and my shared file drive when I am booted up on Windows. However, I cannot get ext2fsd ...
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Windows 10 Updater doesn't work (0x80080005) and Windows updater service won't start (0x80070002)

I'm at my wits end with this issue... I heard the news of a big Win10 update hitting soon and I wanted to check if I had it already. To my surprise, my system last update was the 6th of October... ...
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Service starts from services.msc but not with net start

When I launch a cmd file with "net start ..." I see "service could not be started". In logs I see that the server actually was started without any errors and then stopped. It looks like "net start" ...
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Is it possible to mirror services between servers with Docker in a load balanced environment?

I have a load balancer on top of 3 servers. These servers have to have the same code base and services that are needed to run the PHP application. How to achieve this? I thought Docker is the way to ...
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Disabled Logon tab in the Service management UI in Windows 10 for GMSA Accounts

If I create a GMSA (group managed service account) on my Windows 10 desktop (I had to install WSAT for Windows 10 first), and I change the Logon tab of one of my services to run this service as ...
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MySQL Service won't start

I want to learn SQL and when I tried to start it with help of some YouTube videos it always display same error. I tried to find solution on internet, but i haven't found anything yet. Here is the link ...
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So I disabled the Application Information service

Do to a battery problem when upgrading to Windows 10 I disabled the Appinfo service. The problem I am having now is that I cannot get it re-enabled. I get this message when I try and open regedit, ...
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How to show console of hidden (background) task in Windows?

I am using task scheduler. I am runing many console software on Startup. The console software works great in the background. Sometimes I want to see the "CONSOLE" of those software. Is there any way ...
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is SCCM a single windows service or multiple service that takes its jobs separately from the SCCM db

After installing SCCM I found six windows service installed namely SMS_EXECUTIVE SMS_NOTIFICATION_SERVER SMS_SITE_BACKUP SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP SMS_SITE_VSS_WRITER I really ...