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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How to run Windows service interactively in auto-logged in session

My Windows 7 machine has a user account "MyUser" which is auto-logged in on boot. I am running a Windows service "myAppService" which runs a server which in turn is spawning other processes. This all ...
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Windows Service SearchIndexer.exe Crashes on Indexing

Relevant Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Outlook 2010 Version 14.0.7116.5000 (32-bit) Original Symptom: In outlook, I attempted to search for an email but nothing ever returned and the ...
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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Re: What Can a Service Do on Windows [duplicate]

On Windows 7, I have to check a box, at the bottom of the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager and I find a list of 14 svchost.exe Windows Services running. It says Host Process for Windows Service. ...
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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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What can a service do on Windows?

What kind malware/spyware could someone put into a service that doesn't have it's own process on windows? I mean services that use svchost.exe for example, like this: Could a service spy on my ...
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Starting the Citrix Desktop Service once a specific user logs in

I am working on a package to be released into an enterprise environment which needs to have the Citrix Desktop Service in a suspended state post deployment from CM. In suspending the service post ...
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Can I install a windows service on the D:\ drive?

Is there any downside to installing a windows service on the D:\ drive rather than the C:\ drive?
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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How to export current network configuration that I have on my System Preferences on mac os x?

I want to export all my configuration on my services on System Preferences and change all of them by export and importing all at ones. How to export and import all services and configuration for each ...
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Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
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Disable Desktop Window Manager Session Manager [closed]

I found that my desktop is very slow because Desktop Window Manager Session Manager consumes heavy memory. I want to disable it but just worry any negative affect. Windows 7 64 bit desktop, SP1 ...
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Elegant way to terminate the VirtualBox VBoxSVC.exe process

How do we terminate all the vbox*.exe (e.g.: VBoxSVC.exe, VBoxNetDHCP.exe, VBoxNetNAT.exe) processes without using the OS process signaling tools (e.g.: taskkill)?
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Where to check Windows service startup history

I suspect one of important services did not start properly on last Windows 7 restart. I have searched eventlogs but there is so many places to search. Is there some place in eventlogs where at least ...
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How to install printer which should be accessible from windows service?

My application started as a windows service which does not see printer installed on my PC. But if this application is started as a regular windows application it can see this printer. How can I ...
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hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error

hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error rot@Reinan logmein-hamachi-2.1.0.119-x64]# ./install.sh Copying files into /opt/logmein-hamachi .. Creating LogMeIn Hamachi ...
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SSH error. Error installing a service: CreateService: Win32 error 1057

ssh-host-config is not working, I get this error at creating sshd as a service. I'm running Windows 7 32 bit with cygwin installed. It was working at first, after installing cygwin. I did ...
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What causes import command to fail as running through a service

Our System V service runs a daemon that runs the import command. Running our service by sudo service myservice start seems to start the service but when it comes to take a screenshot, import does not ...
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Give admin rights to specified directory and services

Enviroment is:Windows SBS2011, Windows 7 as RDP gateway.. We'r using a 3dh part software. Somethimes we need to give admin rights to the vendor, 'coz need to update / configure the software. This ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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Verify Linux service running or not using java

How to verify if a Linux service is running or not using java command ? i.e how to check if my mysqld service is start or not using java ?
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Hyper-V on Windows 8 host: run VM as a service?

I have this CURRENT setup for two people to work: Vista computer running VM Ware Server 2.0 Windows XP Virtual Machine running inside that host, accessed remotely via RDP So, it's a single ...
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How to launch python script as a windows Services

Using python 2.7 and windows 7. I have a python file(.py). I want to launch this script as a windows services, i.e. this code will keep on running from start to end and never terminate. I can convert ...
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BITS process is getting started automatically

I have disable BITS ( Background Intelligent Transfer Service ) lots of time. This process chokes my internet bandwidth. Every time I have to go and stop the service and disable it. But then after ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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Refresh windows services through cmd

I am trying to refresh the state of a specific service on windows server 2003. I tried using refresh <service instance> but if I run this I get this error: 'refresh' is not recognized as an ...
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Service doesn't work by shortcut for single selected folder in Mac OS X

I've created a service using Automator in Mac OS X 10.9 (and earlier in 10.8) to copy full path names of selected files and folders in Finder. Also I've assigned shortcut for this service in system ...
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Best way to run service no matter the distro

I am working on an application and want to make the script start on boot, and for the users to be able to run things like service my-program restart What i am seeing is there seems to be different ...
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Nginx service stops every one hour

I have a DirectAdmin server configure with nginx service as reverse proxy. Everything runs pretty good for several months and years. Since yesterday, DirectAdmin send me each hour on the 17th minute ...
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Using cron vs. system managed service for frequent tasks

If some task should run in an frequent but not neccessary precise manner, what would the benefits of using cron vs. just using a service (eg. managed by upstart) with a loop script like #!/bin/sh ...
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How to resolve Apache Service path conflict - running both Apache and portable XAMPP on Windows 7

I've got Apache 2.4.7 (Win32) running on Windows 7 and a visiting portable XAMPP on an external drive. After resolving the port issues I'm "only" down with having the "Apache/MySQL Service detected ...
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Powerpoint won't export any sound when called programatically from a service

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, I'm running a small python script as a windows service according to this post: Start python .py as a service in windows. What my script does is to essentially ...
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Windows 7 - Ran services.smc as administrator and it changed all status to “Manual” on reboot

I disabled some services through msconfig.exe, when i start i.e. wamp it asks me for the service "wampapache" to be active and runing so i run services.smc and change the service status from ...
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Common (platform independent) solution to send print jobs to a computer in any foreign network (e.g. via email)?

Imagine a common "private" network with a printer which I technically cannot (and must not!) reach because I'm in a different network and I want to be able to print a file (pdf) on this printer. ...
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How to stop all child processes spawned by a service

I have a service running on Ubuntu with the following configuration: #/etc/init/my_service.conf start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE=eth1) respawn exec python -u /opt/XYZ/my_prog.py ...
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Locating and modifying Services in OS X

So, I'd like to be able to add a website viewed in Firefox to the Reading List feature in iOS so I can check stuff on my iPhone. I was inspired by ...
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How can I manage a tmux session using supervisord?

I want do mirror the data of some 15 different servers that aperiodically but continuously provide files that I need. For this, I created a tmux conf that opens 15 tmux-windows with shells that run ...
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uninstall a windows service framework 3.5 with a command line

I want to know wow to uninstall a windows service build in framework 3.5 without using the Programs and Features option, I want to use a command line command, any ideas?
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Better service manager utility for Windows?

The default service manager utility in Windows is kind of inconvenient. Is there any (possibly free) utility that can... Change startup settings of multiple services at once (using checkboxes or ...
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KDE Hardware Detection is not running

Some time ago my Kubuntu stopped displaying USB mass storage devices in the system tray. If I go into Settings > Startup and Shutdown > Service Manager, the "Hardware Detection" service is "Not ...
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services.exe intermittently using 10-20 GB of memory when Visual Studio 2013 is running

When I run Visual Studio 2013 on one of my machines, I notice that services.exe will intermittently consume 10-20 GB of memory. This happens randomly and seems to have no relation to anything I do; I ...
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Discover a service's binary path using the command line

In windows, how can find out the binary path of a service using the command line?
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Service Host (SVC.exe) using 10-20% of CPU

Recently my fan has been a little louder than it usually is and I wasn't sure why until I looked at the CPU usage which is always around 10-20% during idle. My computer has been running Windows 8.1 ...
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How can I query WMI to know the name of the user that started a service?

I used several WMI queries in Windows8.1x64 on wbemtest.exe to attempt finding out which user started a particular service. The ones that got me "this far" are presented here. I know that if I query ...
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Route Events Recorded in System Event Log to Custom Event Log

I have an instance of Windows Server 2008 running some specific services that support my application. There are events within the Windows Events System Log generated for my services but by other ...
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IPs in hosts.deny only block ssh

I am running a small server where I want to block some special IPs using /etc/hosts.deny. If I make an entry like ALL: <IP> only the ssh service will be blocked for IP. All the others ...
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how to automaticaly start a service in linux if it fails [duplicate]

An interviewer asked me this question in an interview. He asked, suppose a service xyz stops due to any reason and you want it running all the time, what will you do so that it will start ...
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Windows Update is running, but not working

I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I'm trying to run Windows Update, but it refuses to work. When I attempt to check for updates it gives me the message "Windows cannot currently check ...
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Why am I unable to operate on a Windows service or edit its registry entries despite me running as SYSTEM?

I am trying to change the startup type (from auto to disabled) of a Windows service (happens to be the ZoneAlarm vsmon service) on Windows 7. The program sets permissions on the service such that ...
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How to disable a service when “access is denied”?

Some services sometime cannot be disabled in Windows 7, even though I think they could be (such as annoying antiviruses). When I try to do so from services.msc, there's an "Access is denied" error. ...