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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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 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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The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

I've searched but didn't find appropriate answer, so i create my own question. We have a few Windows 2003 SP2 servers, each running .NET services launched from both local machine and windows share. ...
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How to start/stop service on a remote computer with an out of sync clock

I'm working in a MS Windows Domain. I'm trying to centrally (remotely) start and stop the W32Time service for a certain amount of time (to disable Time Server update e.g for two hours) then remotely ...
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make VNC service last to stop?

I have a headless PC, and sometimes when I shutdown, a program will get caught up on a close dialog that refuses to terminate. Unfortunately, the VNC service has been stopped already meaning I have ...
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Why is a service not automatically starting on bootup? (Windows 7)

I run an application that needs the Telephony service to run. Despite having the startup type set to Automatic, I still need to start it manually after it boots. I created a bat file with "net start ...
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Why does systemd process stop as soon as it starts for foreman server process?

I am trying to export a simple Ruby app using foreman. Based on its usage for systemd, I appear to be doing things correctly. However, when I start the target/service, I get status messages along the ...
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MySQL on Windows - Questions about binaries

I'm trying to gather identifying information for processes running on Windows. I've been unable to discover the difference between the 'mysqld.exe' and 'mysqld-nt.exe' binaries. What is the ...
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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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Online service to email a file from particular URL

Anybody know free online service which allows email a file which is located on a particular URL to a specified email without downloading a file to local computer? As an example: I have some URL for ...
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Restart windows service on LAN machine

I got administrative rights on the target machine, all the credentials, fully trusted network without firewall and antivirus software. I got windows 8 on the target machine and windows 7 on calling ...
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Service with startup type automatic doesn't start after reboot

We have a custom service that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit. It has startup type of "Automatic". However, after a reboot, the service does not start automatically. It does start if we manually ...
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Wait for Ping and notify

Is there a utility that works in the background and is able to notify me if my computer is being pinged?
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Tool that gets e-Mail and prints out attachments

Okay, this is a VERY long shot, but it's worth a try: Is there a tool that runs as a Windows Service, regularly checks a POP3 e-Mail account and for every mail, prints out the attachments (PDF or ...