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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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. ...
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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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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 ...