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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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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A service for looking up process names? [on hold]

Does anybody know if there is a online service or site for getting more information on process names? I occasionally see services in the Activity Monitor (Mac OS X) and have no idea whether or not ...
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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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Service MySQL was not found on computer 'localhost' [duplicate]

I recently upgraded MySQL on my system and since then, whenever I startup my computer, I get a dialog box saying - Service MySQL was not found on computer 'localhost' When I click OK, I get ...
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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I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home.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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...