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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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 ...
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How to see which applications use “Host process for windows services” to eat metered data?

I have to spend a lot of time on metered connections in a country where data is expensive. I use Glasswire firewall to keep an eye on what software is using my precious data and to throttle programs ...
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Services manager that lets me copy service name?

services.msc and programs I've tried lack an essential feature - ability to copy service name in order to Google it. Do you know a proper services manager?
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How to remove “CYGWIN sshd” service from service list in Windows 7?

I uninstalled CYGWIN from Windows machine, but still I am seeing the name "CYGWIN sshd" in the service list. This is the steps I have followed to uninstall it, In the cmd prompt, I run the ...
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Why do I get apache2 welcome page while apache2 is not running?

I want to use nginx on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. So I started by stopping and removing apache2 with: sudo service apache2 stop sudo apt-get remove --purge apache2 apache2 seems to be successfully ...
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systemd: Start service/script IMMEDIATELY after mount

On a system running Debian 8 with Systemd, I am trying to run a service immediately after /var is mounted. The custom service copies some essential files to /var, and it must be run before any other ...
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What services are required for having audio in Windows 7?

My Windows 7 computer was very slow, so I decided to shut down most of the startup services (using msservice). After rebooting, I found out that I don't have audio. At the taskbar, there is a small ...
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metainit configuration format

Where can I read about the metainit configuration file format? I mean those declarative files which are used to make initialization scrips. The man page for update-metainit does not provide this ...
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Why does Windows 10 need Message Queuing service and why the service is installed by default?

I've upgraded two systems from Windows 7 to 10 and both have the MSMQ service installed after upgrade. None of those systems had it installed before. The presence of the service is not a problem in ...
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Is it possible to disable many of the default/built-in services from Mac OS X?

Looking to remove some builtin services from Mac OS X to make it into a more platable pentesting platform. For example, services like iTunes, Airplay, etc… I ran a ps on the command line and I see ...
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Restore default Windows registry permissions for services section

I have a problem with registry permissions. During using my PC it freeze because of SSD controller issue. After rebooting and replacing SATA for SSD - PC was able to recognize SSD and start Windows ...
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Lenovo P780 running VibeUI2 Android 4.4.2 Can't install Google services?

I was running VibeUI1.5 android 4.2.x originally. I then updated to VibeUI2 Android 4.4.2 only to notice that the new version doesn't have google services. So I started trying to install them... No ...
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Search won't work, Startbar doesn't show sometimes, Search service won't start. I hate windows 10

Okay the main issue I have is that I cannot get my indexing service to start. I've tried a few commands online that people have said to work. But they don't. I'm honestly just extremely frustrated ...
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Error in running sshd as a service in cygwin

I am using cygwin run sshd. But now the sshd is not running as a service. When I start the service using 'net start sshd', Message comes like, "the cygwin sshd service could not be started.The service ...
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Can I assume that Task scheduler service will always be running on windows machine?

The requirement is to run an executable periodically in windows. So I assumed it will be better to do it by creating a task in task scheduler. But I am afraid for any reason will the task scheduler ...
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the group policy client service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a

I am having an issue where when I log on to my laptop briefly I get notification that reads The Group Policy Client service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to ...
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Postfix error: Host or domain name not found

I am using Raspbian and the Postfix (version 2.9.6) service seems to be automatically run when I boot, but if I want to send a mail, the email stays in the queue: $ mailq 26CB72201F 443 Sat Sep 19 ...
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Set default Bluetooth service for a device (“Listen to Music” vs. “VoIP”)

I have a Bluetooth headset that pairs and connects fine. But every time I restart the computer and turn on the headset, it defaults to "Forward VoIP Calls to Handsfree", which has a very poor ...
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Disable telnet service on routers?

I have found that the telnet service is running on a router. Telnet is publically known to be insecure. How does one turn off telnet service on adsl routers? Please advise how one can disable telnet ...
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How to (re)set permissions for a Service in Windows XP

I have a client XP machine that logs onto the network via dial-up connection. In the process of identifying and removing a worm on the client, the permissions for Remote Access Connection Manager got ...
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Make wlan0 interface getting up at boot?

I made a service which starts at boot (prio. 96 at any rc level) This service does ifconfig wlan0 up 3. once boot has done, I check ifconfig: there is no wlan0 4. I restart the service, I check ...