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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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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AppleScript - “Close tabs to right of current tab” in Safari 7

I have been using the AppleScript below as an Automator service in order to get Safari to close all tabs to the right of the current tab. However I have updated to Mavericks (10.9) and find that this ...
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Unable to start the Windows Time Service

I use Windows7 Home Premium and have been trying to set up internet synchronisation for my system time, but could not do so till now. I encounter the following issues: While trying to update time ...
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How do I start a cloud9 service

Cloud9 is a free IDE available from https://github.com/ajaxorg/cloud9/ under GPLv3. I would like to use this to set up a service like https://c9.io/. The Cloud9 documentations do not mention anything ...
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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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Grant access to SC Manager without Active Directory

I need to grant access to someone, so he can launch remotely the following command : "SC \MyServer interrogate myservice" The problem is that we don't have an Active Directory since our system is ...
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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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system wide (global) context menu linux

Is there a way to have system wide (global) context menu in linux like the services menu in mac osx which is shown below?
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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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Repeated “Turn on Windows Security Service” error?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), I've installed all updates. Every day my Windows Security Service stops and a red flag is presented down the bottom right of the screen asking me to turn it on. ...
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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 ...
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Is it safe to restart virtual disk service?

Will it cause any problems to restart virtual disk service? What does it do? We have a USB hard drive that does not appear in my computer or disk manager, but does appear in device manager. My ...
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Audio randomly stops working on Windows 7

For some reason, the sound on my computer stops working randomly. Once every few minutes, sometimes down to a few seconds in between, it just cuts out and goes silent. sometimes it will come back on ...
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Windows 7 (x64) PC requires frequent rebooting

My Windows 7 (64 bit) PC develops a problem every few days and requires rebooting to fix it. Symptoms: I will notice that it's running very slowly, the UI can't even keep up with my typing, disk is ...
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Squid Proxy process not running

Hey community, some days ago my squid crashed. I'm running squid 2.6 STABLE21 on CentOS. The output of the "show squid status" command is just squid dead but pid file exists starting the ...
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How can I start a service on a remote machine using a different user?

I have the same service running on a dozen test machines. Said service has croaked (specifically, it was shut down and disabled by a test, and the test died halfway through), and I want to re-enable ...
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Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1.03103. The VPN Agent service is not responding

Good day, Today, my Cisco AnyConnect Client suddenly stopped working and started giving the following error messages: 1st dialog: VPN Service is not available. 2nd dialog (after pressing mandatory ...
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Audio/video glitch when Shadow Copy service starts?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit PC that I've started having a strange issue with. Every so often my computer "freezes" for a second or two; any audio will be distorted for those couple seconds and video ...
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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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Can I configure windows search service only for Outlook, but NOT SearchIndexer?

Outlook 2010 seem to rely it's search features on windows search, in windows 7. I want to disable SearchIndexer.exe from indexing my hard drives, permamently. However I wish to keep the search ...
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What is RPC and why is it so important?

From the beginning, I've heard that you never, ever disable the Remote Procedure Call service in Windows. This leads to horrible things that used to be hard to overturn (I believe that it's no longer ...
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Telnet Server Service Doesn't Work

I want to be a Telnet Server, but i couldn't troubleshooting that why other computer on my LAN couldn't connect to me. I went these same steps on other computers but there were no problems to connect ...
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Let the user answer an enigma to use the computer

I want to create a simple program starting when a user logs in on the computer. The user has to answer an enigma, otherwise he can't use the computer, the program is acting just like a parental ...
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How can I conditionally start a service based on the current local time using Mint Linux 15?

I have set up cron jobs which stop services at 2:00 AM and then restarts them at 8:00 AM. However, my enterprising users (my family; securing the box isn't a possibility) have determined that if they ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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service started from sh script stops when sh script

I have service named "router" that is able to receive http requests. I decided to write sh script that will periodically check health of router service. if something is wrong then it will restart it. ...
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Is it possible to import a Windows registry file without destroying a system?

Let me just check one thing first. Doing an export through Regedit (range: all) is the equivalent of making a backup of the Windows registry, right? So I saved the Reg file to disk drive L yesterday. ...
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Error installing service, cant access/edit security log? [closed]

I'm trying to install a proprietary service on a client machine and I continue to run into the same issue I've checked all the user permissions even though I'm on an admin account. I also checked ...
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Can I use Group Policy or another method to determine which Services startup by User or Group?

We have an application that we use that loads as a service on logon, and I'd like to disable the service from running when an Administrator logs in to their account. I've done some research and ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2.4 (Windows 7) - Service won't start, “could not load pg_hba.conf”

I am trying to get Postgres 9.2.4 to run as a service on Windows 7. After installing postgres, the service was running fine. However, after setting postgres up as a server for another program, the ...
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How to get Windows Script Host to run in XP SP3?

OS: Windows XP SP3 AV: Microsoft Security Essentials Network Environment: Standalone Invocation of wscript.exe fails. The error message is as follows - Initialization of the Windows Script Host ...
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Windows 8 stop or start services from the command line

I have a touch screen Windows 8 laptop, which has a touch screen keyboard that constantly shows up when I am working in metro apps. Is there a way to stop a service (specifically "Touch screen ...