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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Why can I move the executable of a service but not delete it?

I am learning about privilege escalation and dangerous service configurations on Windows. Here is the thing: A service has a world writeable executable myservice.exe (baaaad idea). The service is ...
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Why my service doesn't work with windows 8.1 withour msiexec REINSTALL?

I checked my service on: xp: x32/x64, Vista: x32/x64, 7: x32/x64, 8 and everywhere everything was fine untill I tried do same on windows 8.1 It is not working. Here how .bat look like: msiexec /i ...
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What Windows services are associated with Keyboard input?

After undocking a laptop, the keyboard is no longer working. Device manager does not allow for disabling/re-enabling the keyboard. Are there any windows services that I can try restarting in order ...
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Prevent FLEXnet from making Windows 7 error sound

I'm having an issue where a service called FLEXnet (used to license Autodesk 3ds Max) makes an error noise on this event: The FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 service entered the stopped state. I'm ...
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Services issue on server 2008 r2 standard

I have a server running Symantec endpoint protection manager 12.1.4013.4013. Earlier I needed to add a couple clients and when trying to open the manager it gave me an error saying: "Failed to ...
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How to create Windows service with %computername% in command?

The command: sc create my-service binPath= "\\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\myapp.exe --log \\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\logs\%computername%.log" DisplayName= "My App" start= auto depend= ...
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barnyard2 dead but subsys locked - error

I installed snort and barnyard. When I start the snort service and barnyard service, initially they work. After a while barnyard service give an error. Initially: [root@- snort]# service barnyard2 ...
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How to check whether a specific service exists using Powershell?

Introduction According to this documentation it is possible to check which services have been stopped on Windows by executing the following command: Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.status -eq ...
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Search for words in description in services(.msc)

I sometimes search for services that have been named poorly and cannot be found with, for example the first letter of the programs name. How do I search for a specific word(s) in the description ...
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Regaining access to Linux server after SSH service dies?

I recently ran into an issue with a VPS where the SSH service crashed, leaving me unable to connect to the machine. The other services were up and running; only the SSH service died. I managed to ...
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How to autostart service in ANY linux?

I need to install the dumbest possible service (a binary) and have it reliably run as the current user at boot (or login, whatever) at as many platforms as possible (of the aging point-of-sale type). ...
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How to run Windows service interactively in auto-logged in session

My Windows 7 machine has a user account "MyUser" which is auto-logged in on boot. I am running a Windows service "myAppService" which runs a server which in turn is spawning other processes. This all ...
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Windows Service SearchIndexer.exe Crashes on Indexing

Relevant Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Outlook 2010 Version 14.0.7116.5000 (32-bit) Original Symptom: In outlook, I attempted to search for an email but nothing ever returned and the ...
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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Re: What Can a Service Do on Windows [duplicate]

On Windows 7, I have to check a box, at the bottom of the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager and I find a list of 14 svchost.exe Windows Services running. It says Host Process for Windows Service. ...
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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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What can a service do on Windows?

What kind malware/spyware could someone put into a service that doesn't have it's own process on windows? I mean services that use svchost.exe for example, like this: Could a service spy on my ...
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Starting the Citrix Desktop Service once a specific user logs in

I am working on a package to be released into an enterprise environment which needs to have the Citrix Desktop Service in a suspended state post deployment from CM. In suspending the service post ...
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Can I install a windows service on the D:\ drive?

Is there any downside to installing a windows service on the D:\ drive rather than the C:\ drive?
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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How to export current network configuration that I have on my System Preferences on mac os x?

I want to export all my configuration on my services on System Preferences and change all of them by export and importing all at ones. How to export and import all services and configuration for each ...
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Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
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Disable Desktop Window Manager Session Manager [closed]

I found that my desktop is very slow because Desktop Window Manager Session Manager consumes heavy memory. I want to disable it but just worry any negative affect. Windows 7 64 bit desktop, SP1 ...
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Elegant way to terminate the VirtualBox VBoxSVC.exe process

How do we terminate all the vbox*.exe (e.g.: VBoxSVC.exe, VBoxNetDHCP.exe, VBoxNetNAT.exe) processes without using the OS process signaling tools (e.g.: taskkill)?
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Unable to Sstart Server Service on Windows 7 Pro

Today I decided to play a few tricks with my Android cellphone and I would like to access the files in my PC from it, over the Wi-Fi connection. However I was unable to connect to my PC using the ...
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Where to check Windows service startup history

I suspect one of important services did not start properly on last Windows 7 restart. I have searched eventlogs but there is so many places to search. Is there some place in eventlogs where at least ...
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How to install printer which should be accessible from windows service?

My application started as a windows service which does not see printer installed on my PC. But if this application is started as a regular windows application it can see this printer. How can I ...
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hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error

hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error rot@Reinan logmein-hamachi-2.1.0.119-x64]# ./install.sh Copying files into /opt/logmein-hamachi .. Creating LogMeIn Hamachi ...
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SSH error. Error installing a service: CreateService: Win32 error 1057

ssh-host-config is not working, I get this error at creating sshd as a service. I'm running Windows 7 32 bit with cygwin installed. It was working at first, after installing cygwin. I did ...
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What causes import command to fail as running through a service

Our System V service runs a daemon that runs the import command. Running our service by sudo service myservice start seems to start the service but when it comes to take a screenshot, import does not ...
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Give admin rights to specified directory and services

Enviroment is:Windows SBS2011, Windows 7 as RDP gateway.. We'r using a 3dh part software. Somethimes we need to give admin rights to the vendor, 'coz need to update / configure the software. This ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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What services to disable to stop sharepoint in sbs 2011

So, I'm looking to disable sharepoint in sbs 2011. I don't want to uninstall it because I've read that it will cause update errors, but It's throwing a lot of errors itself and we don't use it, so I ...
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Verify Linux service running or not using java

How to verify if a Linux service is running or not using java command ? i.e how to check if my mysqld service is start or not using java ?
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Hyper-V on Windows 8 host: run VM as a service?

I have this CURRENT setup for two people to work: Vista computer running VM Ware Server 2.0 Windows XP Virtual Machine running inside that host, accessed remotely via RDP So, it's a single ...
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How to launch python script as a windows Services

Using python 2.7 and windows 7. I have a python file(.py). I want to launch this script as a windows services, i.e. this code will keep on running from start to end and never terminate. I can convert ...
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BITS process is getting started automatically

I have disable BITS ( Background Intelligent Transfer Service ) lots of time. This process chokes my internet bandwidth. Every time I have to go and stop the service and disable it. But then after ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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Refresh windows services through cmd

I am trying to refresh the state of a specific service on windows server 2003. I tried using refresh <service instance> but if I run this I get this error: 'refresh' is not recognized as an ...
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Service doesn't work by shortcut for single selected folder in Mac OS X

I've created a service using Automator in Mac OS X 10.9 (and earlier in 10.8) to copy full path names of selected files and folders in Finder. Also I've assigned shortcut for this service in system ...
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Best way to run service no matter the distro

I am working on an application and want to make the script start on boot, and for the users to be able to run things like service my-program restart What i am seeing is there seems to be different ...
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Nginx service stops every one hour

I have a DirectAdmin server configure with nginx service as reverse proxy. Everything runs pretty good for several months and years. Since yesterday, DirectAdmin send me each hour on the 17th minute ...
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Using cron vs. system managed service for frequent tasks

If some task should run in an frequent but not neccessary precise manner, what would the benefits of using cron vs. just using a service (eg. managed by upstart) with a loop script like #!/bin/sh ...
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How to resolve Apache Service path conflict - running both Apache and portable XAMPP on Windows 7

I've got Apache 2.4.7 (Win32) running on Windows 7 and a visiting portable XAMPP on an external drive. After resolving the port issues I'm "only" down with having the "Apache/MySQL Service detected ...
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Powerpoint won't export any sound when called programatically from a service

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, I'm running a small python script as a windows service according to this post: Start python .py as a service in windows. What my script does is to essentially ...
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Windows 7 - Ran services.smc as administrator and it changed all status to “Manual” on reboot

I disabled some services through msconfig.exe, when i start i.e. wamp it asks me for the service "wampapache" to be active and runing so i run services.smc and change the service status from ...
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Common (platform independent) solution to send print jobs to a computer in any foreign network (e.g. via email)?

Imagine a common "private" network with a printer which I technically cannot (and must not!) reach because I'm in a different network and I want to be able to print a file (pdf) on this printer. ...
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How to stop all child processes spawned by a service

I have a service running on Ubuntu with the following configuration: #/etc/init/my_service.conf start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE=eth1) respawn exec python -u /opt/XYZ/my_prog.py ...
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Locating and modifying Services in OS X

So, I'd like to be able to add a website viewed in Firefox to the Reading List feature in iOS so I can check stuff on my iPhone. I was inspired by ...
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WIA device is not online error (scanner, all in one)

I have an all in one epson scanner. For some reason, in the middle of scanning a page, after many pages have been scanned, the scanner fails and this error "WIA device is not online" pops up. ...