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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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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Baffled on windows password for installing mediamonkey as a service in win 8.1

So I'm trying to install mediamonkey as a service. That's just a button to click. It then asks for my password for account "Steven". Well, on windows, I don't actually have an account login ...
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How to restore MS SQL logon password

I am running MS SQL Server. The SQLSERVICE logon password was changed incorrectly and now I'm getting a logon failure warning when starting it. Is there any way to restore previous used password?
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Can I save boot profile so my slow computer can stream in Google Hangout?

I actually have two computers, both running current version of Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Neither one of them will stream even decently in Google Hangouts, Go to Meeting, etc. First is a ...
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Identifying the cause behind an svchost.exe service issue

Recently an svchost.exe has started taking up 50% of the cpu, I found that is related to the NSI service. However I hit a dead end. I have no viruses or rootkits that could cause this (I checked.) So ...
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Why doesn't Apache start up automatically?

I have Apache2 running on Cygwin on my Windows 7 computer. It doesn't do much, it just hosts some HTML documentation for my local (firewalled) LAN. Oddly, it doesn't seem to start automatically even ...
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systemd-timesyncd.service start fails

I try to start systemd-timesyncd.service service but it fails: root@xxxx:~# systemctl start systemd-timesyncd.service root@xxxx:~# systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service ● ...
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A service when run as Local Service gets stopped in Windows 2008

A service associated with a Java application deployed in my system runs fine when it is running with Local System account but I want to run it with Local Service. I changed from Local System account ...
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How to stop UltraVNC service starting multiple times on WindowsXP machine?

I have installed the latest version of UltraVNC as a service. After the reboot, the service has started multiple times, instead of one time. In the system tray I can see, one new icon ...
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Start a systemd service after a device has been mounted

I'm writing a systemd's .service file for minidlnad (DLNA server) under CentOS 7. Since my media file collection is hosted on a RAID array, I need that array to be mounted BEFORE the minidlnad server ...
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Windows Font Cache Service does not start

Good day! When attempting to start the service Windows Font Cache Service message appears: Windows could not start the Windows Font Cache Service service on Local Computer. Error 1083: The ...
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Windows Defender Service keeps stopping

Windows defender service keeps stopping all the time. After enabling it, it only runs for a couple of seconds but then stops automatically. I don't know what's the reason but I suspect malware ...
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Convert jpeg quality to 80% using automator

I want to make a automator script that goes trough a folder with subfolders and convert all .JPEG (or .JPG) to the same JPEG, but with a quality of 80%. There is no option in Automator it self like ...
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“Win Divert” service eventually created and deleted?

I have Process Hacker installed, and from time to time in my tray a message appears saying that "WinDivert1.1" service has been created and seconds later - that it has been removed. KMSpico is not ...
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Using the same connection on AMPPS and MySQL Workbench

I am using AMPPS 3.2 and MySQL Workbench 5.2.31 on Windows 7. I have installed MySQL as a service, running "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ampps\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" install in Administrator mode, and I have ...
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Google Chrome in Mac OS X - How to open link in Chrome when it's not the default browser?

In Google Chrome in Mac OS X, is it possible to keep Safari as default browser but have an easy way to open a chosen link in Chrome other than dropping the link on the Chrome icon? Maybe something ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium - Networking/Internet/Services Problems?

Okay I made a horrible mistake, I take full blame. I was wanting to improve performance, and modified my services according to the Black Viper Win7 Services Guide. ...
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How to run a headless VM with VBoxManager as a windows service

Objective I want to run this command VBoxManage startvm MyVM --type headless at the boot system just like a service (postgres, apache) does. What i've tried 1. I've tried to create a service using ...
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Make batch file wait for service to start when restarting services

I have a batch file that frequently restarts a group of services developed in house. We are soon moving away from these to something more stable, but for the time being the services need to be ...
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How do I set permissions / specify which users can interact with “Session 0” on Windows Server 2008R2?

I'm running a RDS Host and there is some old program with GUI running as a service in Session 0. And things work quite nicely, just like I want them, for the most part. As user with administrative ...
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Need command to edit a service's log on to Local System Account

When you right click a service in services.msc and go to properties and Log On, it lets you change it to Local System account, how can I switch to that setting with a batch command, I want to switch ...
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Services don't have MySQL Server. How to run it?

I need to run MySQL Server on a new for me laptop. There's Windows 7. And MySQL have been installed on it. In order to verify this, I opened the Programs and Features window and saw it there: But ...
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Does remote desktop store failures, and if so, where?

Yesterday, I could use remote desktop to login into an XP desktop. Today I cannot. The error is the vanilla This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again.... The remote ...
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mongod start failed (monogdb 3.0.2, database storageEngine-wiredTiger)

I was using mongodb for a month yesterday morning after unusual shutdown my mongodb is failing to start. Here I am using wiredTiger Storage Engine, I think the wiredTiger.wt file got corrupted but I ...
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unknown open ports/services 54409 and 16808

I have a Linksys EA6400 router. Today, I have noticed in the log file some activity from multiple ip addresses on 2 ports that are open: 54409 and 16808, and I do not know what is going on there. I ...
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How to keep different profiles for running windows services?

I am looking for a tool to disable numerous windows services when I need (say I'm developing and need full power, so I can disable Fingerprint services, etc). I now need to keep track of which ones I ...
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Term service will not start

I just reinstalled Windows 7 professional and the first and only thing I did was run these in the command prompt to enable remote desktop: reg add ...
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Intel Wi-Fi Adapter Randomly Quits Working

I'm using an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 running Windows 8.1. For quite a while, I've been having a strange issue with my Wi-Fi adapter. Said adapter is a built-in Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. The ...
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What is APC AOS cryptlib sshd (protocol 2.0) Service?

While conducting a pentest. I came across a port 22 open. Nmap identified the service as "APC AOS cryptlib sshd (protocol 2.0)" However i am having trouble identified what program is running on this ...
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svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) uses excessive RAM on startup

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 with a Core i5 CPU and 4 GB of RAM that I bought July of 2014. Though I have had a good experience, there's one problem, as you can see from the ...
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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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“Failed to start SYSV” when starting self-made service

I'm trying to set up a service, on root, that will automatically start monetdb database after system startup because monetdb doesn't provide such mechanism. I've created /etc/init.d/monetdb script ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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Windows Search / Indexing service won't start

The service won't start. I've set it to automatic and manually tried starting it. I've verified any dependencies are started. I ran net start "Windows Search" and received the error "Service ...
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Server 2012 R2 stops services at startup

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that will not start services automatically at startup. When the Server Manager Dashboard appears under local server and all servers I get a red box around ...
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How to find localised Microsoft Windows service names?

My Internet searched brought up several service names that are turned on by default on windows but might not be worth the resources they use. Specifically most of corporate/big network services can be ...
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ansible playbook handlers not starting nginx service through notify statement even when changed is true

I've started trying to learn how to use Ansible. I'm following an Ansible Tutorial from Servers for Hackers, and I'm trying out the examples on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS ...
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Do Network Services Come with New Install?

I just installed a new Windows 7 vm, and had this same thing with a Ubuntu I installed a while back. When I scan the machine from other vm's, all 1000 ports are closed. However, with my Windows XP ...
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What services can I stop to keep system minimally running?

I've narrowed down Windows services to the following required: Which of these services can I safely stop/disable to "dummify" Windows 7 where basic network connectivity and remote desktop still ...
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My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory

Before everyone goes complain that I should wait for Windows 10, don't. Because I'm sure high school/university assignments will NEVER get a 2-4 month extension. Operating System: Windows 7, Service ...
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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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How do I pass a private SSH key to a Windows service?

I have a service under Windows which eventually uses SSH (jenkins which eventually tries to pull from a Git repo). If I run Git on the command line, everything works since I've loaded my private key ...
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Windows Service unable to detect COM port

We have a windows service (written in C#) that uses a 3rd party DLL to communicate with a COM printer. Already tested the windows service in 4 local machines, and in every case the printer works ...
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What is port 1001 used by NT Kernel & System on my Windows 7?

Sometimes i make ssh tunnel which listen as sock proxy on port 1001. But lately i can't bind to this port. Apparently this port already occupied. I can bind to any port for my ssh tunnel. But I'm ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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How do you prioritize startup items launch order in Windows 8.1?

I have several startup programs and services (A-G, either program or a service) that runs each time I log into my Windows 8.1 administrator account. However, there is one program (F), that I need to ...
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Script to backup and restore Windows services.msc settings [closed]

Is there a batch file, visual basic script or powershell script that allows easily to backup/copy and paste/restore a end client Windows 7 services.msc settings/values?
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How to start an external process in a ruby windows service?

I use this as a template to start an external task from a service LOG_FILE = 'C:\\Tmp\\win32_daemon_test.log' begin require 'rubygems' require 'win32/daemon' include Win32 class DemoDaemon ...
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Windows Service that depends on another absent service

What happens to a Windows service if we delete other services that it depends on? Or, add a dependency to a service name that doesn't exist. Is it even possible? What if the service is already ...