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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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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Renaming a service account with a secret password

Our installer creates a specifically-named user account for a service to use. The installer generates a random password for Windows to assign to the account. The installer then creates the service ...
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Windows 10 reenables and runs disabled services automatically

my company gave me a computer with Windows 10 Pro on it. Now I want to disable some of the unneeded Windows services (like SMS Agent Service, Telemetry, Diagnostics, etc). Only I have administrative ...
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what is the -not so important- windows features and services that can be stopped? [closed]

I'm building my laptop as a sound module for performing live on stage. the specs itself is pretty decent, but then I need to reduce all bottleneck if possible. What I know I'll need is ASIO sound, ...
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How to tell systemctl that service has started already

I have a service Unit-File mediation.service like this: [Unit] Description=Mobile-IP Log dumper [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/opt/mediation/mediation start ExecStopPost=/opt/mediation/mediation ...
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How to run service not as root

I created successfully a service on my Linux RedHat by copy the Unit-File to /usr/lib/systemd/system/mediation.service I can successfully start/stop/enable/... the service with systemctl enable ...
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How do I set up net-snmp to listen for traps on Windows?

Goal I would like to send trap requests to my computer, from my computer, using Net-SNMP to prove that it is working. What I've Tried I've been looking through the man pages for net-snmp and I've ...
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Run windows service with different priority

One can only change the priority of a running process in windows, however there is no direct way of changing the priority of a windows service that I know of. Of course it is possible to change the ...
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Windows service started as AD user creates dir which belongs to Administrators group

After creating a Windows service and defining the "Log On As" as a specific user, not the local system account, and starting the service, it creates folders that do not belong to the user, but rather ...
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Running Google Drive as a service, running into an error

I am on a Windows 10 machine. I am following these instructions, however I am stuck, as I am getting the following error, as the Google Drive Windows service is starting then stopping.
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W3SVC Not available on server 2008 r2

I have try to multiple time reinstall IIS role on server but there is no W3SVC found in server. Another thing is hat, WAS service is also not available in services.msc.
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OS X - El Capitan - How To Remove unused services from “Services” context menu

I would like to remove entries from the Keyboard_Services_list (Sys Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services) because they are either obsolete or unused. Indeed some entries are zombie entries ...
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init.d how to start a service in init.d when networking fully works?

I have a python script which exposes a RESTful service (using flask framework). What I would like to do with this service is that it clones the newest version of the python script, and then it starts ...
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Windows Batch - Service cycling with validation failing in for loop

I'm trying to set up some validation/timers to wait should the service take longer to cycle. If it fails, I will use something else to parse the log file and email me an alert should it fail. For ...
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What services Sysprep needs to run?

I disabled many services that are completely useless for me, but I've got the fatal error during sysprep. I know, for example, that Windows Modules Installer is needed, but I don't know how many ...
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Troubleshoot Windows Update service [duplicate]

On my Windows 7 computer, I had noticed that one of the four CPUs was running around 100%, spending ±25% of my PCs CPU. As the number was slightly changing, I knew that it was not an infinite loop, so ...
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network in kali linux on virtual box ,host is ubuntu 14.04 lts

Trying to start network on Kali Linux in VirtualBox. I tried: nano NetworkManager.conf changed manged from false to true after that for restarting, I typed service network-manager restart it ...
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Strange Windows 8 and 10 issue

I'm having a strange issue on both Windows 8 and Windows 10. I think it might be to do with services not responding properly. Here are my symptoms: Sound delay/lag. Every sound plays with a slight ...
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Where is the Windows Application Experience service in Windows 10?

I'm having some file handle problems so I need to turn on the Windows Application Experience service, which is turned off by default. I've tried Run services.msc -> Application Experience but ...
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Processes duplication and Denial of Service

Suppose a person X connects to a Unix OS with ssh as a regular user; X writes a small program P which executes itself 2 times without waiting and exits; then X executes it. Clearly, after some time, ...
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WWW Publisher Service activated by Windows update?

I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home. It was commonly used for this. However, after the slew up of updates I found Apache wouldn't ...
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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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How can I disable Background intelligent transfer service (Permanently)?

I've tried to disable Background Intelligent Transfer service using two methods: RegEdit and services.msc After restarting the computer, the service runs at start-up again. How can I disable it ...
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How to stop the Windows Update process when Windows refuses to stop it?

Many websites, including SuperUser, recommend restarting the Windows Update service in order to fix the common problem of Windows Update getting stuck at 0% downloading. When I try to stop the ...
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Can't boot into Windows – How do I change a service using console?

I've a serious problem with my Windows 8.1 installation. It won't even allow me to enter the login screen (everything is black). I've installed Aero Glass for Windows 8 (www.glass8.eu) which adds a ...
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How can I restart gpg-agent?

Some changes in the GnuPG configuration demand a gpg-agent restart / reboot, but... How can I do that? I tried gpg-agent restart, service gpg-agent restart, but did not succeed.
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Bonjour dns-sd and Avahi service visibility

I have avahi-daemon running on my BeagleBone Black machine (Debian Jessie). It is in the same network as my PC, but I wonder why when I register service with avahi-publish on my BBB, I cannot see it ...
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service httpd status output?

On a Linux web server running httpd service, the below is what you get from issuing the following command: service httpd status Is anyone intimately familiar with these states? __C__W_KW__W....K._K....
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How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots?

How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots? How is the priority given,is it through a kernel driver? I'm using Comodo Firewall and I see that the Spotify app ...
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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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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 right-...
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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 that?...
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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: ...