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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Allow a user to restart all services

I would like to enable a specific user to restart all services (listed using chkconfig --list). I found a way to allow it for a single service, but I need the user to be able to restart any service ...
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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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What is the SwInt service on Windows Server 2003?

On a Windows Server 2003 I get a message stating that a servie SWINTService (probably SwInt Service) did not start. What is this service, what is its purpose?
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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. ...
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How to know which service is responsible for any .exe running?

I am trying to start Apache Tomacat server on my Sony VAIO laptop. But it says 8080 already in use. I have googled much on this and checked answers on superuser but none helped me. Finally I found ...
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How do I add a dependency to an existing service?

Hi there I was researching a problem for a program I have on my computer. The program relies on the SSDP Discovery service to be started first BUT it is not added as a dependency... I would like to ...
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Task Adobe Flash Player Updater creates network slowness?

Does the task "Adobe Flash Player Updater" ( this task gets in the PC when Flash player is installed and runs by default each hour Task Scheduler C:\Winnt\Tasks). might be the cause of local ...
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Configure all services Windows

Is there any way to manage all the services in Windows, without having to configure them one by one? Something like a wildcard for the sc command.
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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Comodo Program Manager service failed to start with error code 1067

I've installed Comodo Program Manager software and it is supposed to monitor my installs, which it was not doing so after investigating I found out that the background service fails to start with ...
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What windows services are needed for network to work

I am trying to debug Windows 8.1 and find if any Windows Service is causing an error. What Network services are needed to use Internet? I want to use the computer with as few services started as ...
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How to effectively manage 1341 saved links on pinboard?

I've 'recently' started using Pinboard + Shiori (OSX link searching app, syncs with your pinboard account) as link bookmarking and searching setup. Searching works incredibly well with Shiori. My ...
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Linux : To monitor a Service and restart if stopped?

Actually I'm not so sure whether i should use Shell Scripts, or if there some ways already. But whatever approach we use, i would like to keep a Service running all the time. Let's say iptables as an ...
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Essential Windows Services

Im auditing - redoing is more like it - my companies monitoring software. At the moment I am specifically looking at Windows Server services for each server Role. I would have thought this would be ...
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LFD wont start in Centos

Error messages: service lfd status Status of lfd:lfd is stopped tail /var/log/lfd.log Nov 24 15:36:05 lfd[3833]: Error Invalid configuration line, at line 64 Nov 24 15:36:05 lfd[3833]: daemon ...
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How to manual reinstall Windows XP Telephony service (TapiSrv) that fails to start with Event ID 7023 (cannot find file specified)?

After using the XPlite tool the Windows Telephony service is no longer installed on our Windows XP Professional SP3 installation. I was partly successful in manually reinstall the missing Telephony ...
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Group Policy settings for the Windows Firewall are sometimes ignored on startup

We deploy our Windows Firewall settings (among other security settings) as local policies to our machines. They are not part of a domain. There is a weekly restart configured for each machine, ...
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How to check the warning in linux service status?

If I do: $ sudo service <service_name> status outputs: [warn] <service_name> is running... ... (warning) but it doesn't say what warning it is. How can I check what warning is about? ...
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Debian get version of running services

How to get the version number of running services in Debian ? service --status-all does not give it.
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GitStack - “Forbidden” after installation

Was looking for an easy Git-stack to install on my Windows server. Found GitStack which would be perfect for my own projects. The only problem is that it throws me a "FORBIDDEN" error after I ...
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The User Profile Service

I tried logging into my computer after an "ungraceful" shutdown due to a power cut.. I got prompted with a message stating the user profile service failed the login. After reading a k/b on Microsoft ...
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Install Minecraft server on Centos

For the past 3 weeks, my 10 year old daughter begged me to build her a a minecraft/bukkit server, and I am attempting to do so on my on VPS running Centos6.4. I am following ...
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Start jade via batch script as service on windows server 2012 amazon ec2 instance

I would like to start the Jade agent platform with a batch script on an windows server ec2 instance as a service. The reason for this is, that I want to start jade automatically at system startup. ...
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How to create a custom service that will autostart on boot on Archlinux?

I'would like to run a simple command upon startup on Archlinux (systemd): nohup fatrat -n & I've got this working on Debian: #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/fatratWS ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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Changing windows service display name?

I would like to change the display name of a windows service that has already been created. I have read online that I can just alter the value in the registry. If I alter it in the registry and then ...
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Computer Browser service cannot start, “Access Denied”

I just noticed that my Windows Event Viewer is flooded with a repeating trio of entries. The Computer Browser service entered the running state. The Computer Browser service entered the ...
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Windows Time clock going twice the speed

The computer is custom build, no pre-installed windows. I had windows 7 about a year ago, and had this problem then I went to windows 8, everything was fine but I decided to come back to win7 and the ...
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Can I create a service in Automator that will run without having a file selected?

When creating services in automator, the topmost options is "Service receives selected..." Is there a way to create a service that just works on the currently open finder window, without having a file ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database

In Event Viewer ( eventvwr ), I noted there is a repeating error: The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -583. Log Name: Application ...
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Service Running under Local System account can't delete a file in system32 on windows 7

I have an executable file in my system32 that I want to remove on startup using a service that I have written. The service that's attempting the deletion is running under Local System account. The ...
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Recycling service running in a cluster on Windows 2003 R2

In Win2003 R2, I have a two node cluster that has one resource which has a memory leak. I was thinking of setting up a batch file to recycle it using SC, NET, or better yet PSSERVICE (from ...
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How to access mapped directory from a windows service

As a rule of thumb Windows services can't access mapped drives and you have to use UNC paths instead. I'm convinced that there's a way around this so that a Windows service can access a mapped drive ...
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Window XP start script before service

PC with Windows XP prof. controls small production line. On Windows start-up I want to backup production data (created last day) before system starts particular service and application. How to start ...
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Some service is bringing Windows 7 to a halt - how do I find it?

Something is preventing Windows 7 Home Premium from completing some basic tasks. I can't open the Networking and Sharing center, and the network icon in the system tray is frozen with the blue ...
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Constant CPU usage from services.exe, restarting a particular service fixes it, why?

I've always noticed steady usage of my CPU from 'services.exe', typically from 1-4%, constantly throughout the day. If I enable the CPU Time column and sort the processes, I can see that over time ...
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How to install True Image on Windows XP?

I have 1 license of Acronis True Image 2011 for 1 PC. I had it previously installed on my Windows Vista machine and it was working. Now, I wanted to move it to a Windows XP machine, by uninstalling it ...
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postfix on Linux won't restart after kill postfix-process

Briefly: I had a problem with postfix. That is why I killed the process. Problem now is that I can not start it again. How can I solve this? And what additional information do you need? Output from ...
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Is it possible to stop a service through launchd if the service is started manually?

I am using launchd to start mysql on boot, it is working fine. I am able to stop and start the service using 'launchctl unload' and 'launchctl load' commands. Also I am able to start the service by ...
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Windows could not start the Server service on Local Computer. Error 1068

I am trying to start the Server service and the Computer Browser service at boot. I believe the Computer Browser service relies on the server service to be running. When I attempt to start either ...