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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to write a Batch-file which will Return services into their Default mode?

I had already twice a problem with my computer were it just went out of controll and most of the functions were incontrolable, including services like Sound, Brightness, Internet and some other. Later ...
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Use angular with Web Api or WCF?

Working in a shop that does primarily WPF desktop apps with WCF. I was hired to do some web stuff, I am familiar with web api, but have never done WCF. I am starting a new SPA using Angular. I ...
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Windows 10 upgrade deletes our COM classes

At work, we support a COM service that's installed on windows 7 and 8 computers. COM services, as you may know, use the registry to identify themselves and advertise there classes to their ...
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Batch file not processing variable in for loop

I've been working on improving this batch file. My goal is for it to stop the first service in the list and wait until it fully stops, or kill it if it doesn't stop quickly, then start it back up, and ...
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How to check services are running or not in Solaris

Particularly, I want to check Samba services and see if it is running or not in Solaris machine. For Linux, we can check with below command. service smb status smbd (pid 8058) is running...
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How to run a service account without user password?

I regularly change user-account password, after doing so I have to manually update Fiddler(Its a web debugging proxy) service account credentials. Is there a way to create/run Fiddler service account ...
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Windows Search wont start (Error 1053)

Windows 10 "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion." It's already set on Automatic Delayed Start, it was shown immediately after clicking Start. Please, don't ...
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SETX not working when run as service

I have a service which invokes a batch file which runs a Powershell script which calls SETX to update an environment variable. The environment variable gets changed, but the change apparently isn't ...
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A timeout was reached while waiting for the Windows Management Instrumentation service to connect

Windows 7 SP1 with 4 GB RAM. This laptop is freezing about three times per week. The user regularly maxes out on RAM. Additionally, every day, the system generates about 500 of the following errors: ...
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How to add some application services and third party services to the list of safe mode services using regedit

I'm unable to launch a certain service when I booted my machine in "Safe Mode with Networking" because this particular service is not allowed to be launched in safe mode. Is there any way I can make ...
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How to delete lock file if service failed to start

I have a service that has its Startup type set to automatic. However, during an unexpected restart, this service failed to start because of existing lock file. How can I delete this lock file ...
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How to Disable Runaway UnistackSvcGroup Services?

I have some services that are always using the CPU and writing to my disk. Eventually they eat up all physical RAM, which causes the noticeable performance hit. I can't find them in Services.msc, so ...
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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 ...