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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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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 ...
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Lots of services showing in services.msc with 'Failed to Read Description. Error Code 2'

A large number of services (most of which appear to be core Windows services) are showing in services.msc with their service names rather than their display names (eg. BITS instead of Background ...
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Is it safe to load antivirus services after other system services?

Avast! antivirus let me choose whether to load its services before or after other system services. I noticed that by unchecking that box (and letting avast load first) the system boot hangs and it ...
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Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer

I've been unable to start my Windows Firewall service for a while now. How can I get it to start? When I try through the Services manager (services.msc) I get this error: I am running ...
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How to Set up an Email When a Windows Service Fails

We currently have a service that is failing and need to be notified when it does. How to set up the service to send an email when it fails.
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Wildcard Services restart

Currently, we have setup a .BAT file which lists all services to start / stop them eg. SC start SERVICE SC start SERVICE SC stop SERVICE SC stop SERVICE We add new services all the time and the ...
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Does leaving “Unknown Devices” uninstalled slow down my computer?

I have several unknown devices within the Device Manager. These appear to be devices that install their own programs and services to operate, however I have no use for them. Does leaving these ...
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Cannot start WebSite because port 80 is being used by W3SVC.exe

I have deverloped a website at work and we typically use port 80/443 for our websites (in development). This has worked well until today when starting the website gives me the error (IIS 7) This ...
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Can't turn on Network Discovery because of services problems

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64 bit with all the updates. Wireless network connection. I can't connect this PC to my NAS; none of the other PCs on the network, or the NAS, appear when I browse the ...
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Windows services: force windows to attempt to start service after failed attempts

Appears that after a Windows service fails to start once or twice (with the ~"Service failed to respond in a timely fashion" error) then Windows ceases even trying to start the service and just ...
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Where to find all of google products/services? [closed]

When I visit Google products page I can't find all of its products such as Google Nexus, Google Glass, Google Fiber, Google Chrome, or services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google ...
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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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Add a user to sudoers file, for just one service

I want to add a user to the sudoers file so that it can only start, stop and restart a particular service. I am using Debian and can access the sudoers file using sudo visudo, I am stumped now though ...
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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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truecrypt mounting through windows service

I've created a windows service which silently mounts truecrypt volumes via command line. A couple issues have arose however; although the volume mounts correctly it won't show up in windows explorer ...
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Ubuntu kill java program started by bash

I've got a problem with killing my Java Program on Ubuntu. I created the following init script: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: control ... # Required-Start: $remote_fs ...
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Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...
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Services unable to start, fixed permissions on registry keys to fix, finding more, root cause?

Having issues with one of our buildfarm Win 7 SP1 machines, being unable to start the firewall service. The error that it reports is that one of it dependencies was unable to start, which turned ...
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Minimal Windows installation [closed]

We have a requirement from our customers that we have to clear out unused services and components from Windows systems prior delivery. The Systems are always isolated in a small local network and ...
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How to remove unwanted background processes?

Since I installed iTunes to manage an iPhone 3GS and the software manager for a Motorola Droid smartphone, I have the below processes run all the time: How can I remove the processes so they do not ...
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How create a service correctly?

Here it's what I do: 1) create an user some_deployer 2) then create a folder to script like /company/script/<service name> 3) in this folder I create the start.sh and stop.sh scripts and ...
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What is AMD FUEL service?

I found it on my new AMD APU (E2-1800) based notebook. What services it provides, any reason I should keep it ON? Since notebook have an APU I can't even tell is this service corresponds to integrated ...
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“Acces denied ” message in Services just showed up

I have Windows XP SP3 and Avast antivirus on my notebook. So problem is that from yesterday I started to see message " Access denied" when I try to do anything with any service (Disable, Manual, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Service in OS X doesn't work

I just wrote a script through Automator to make a keyboard shortcut under the title "New Finder Window Home": on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" activate make ...
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Ubuntu Service: Unknown Instance

After recent update something went wrong with Ubuntu services. MySQL process can no longer be accessed via service mysql [action], so when ever I'm trying to execute command I'm receiving following ...
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Start/stop a service using jenkins/hudson, without sudo

Quick question - did some searching but couldn't seem to find anything. I'd like to be able to stop/start a service on a Jenkins node. Is it possible to give the jenkins user permission for this ...
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Web Access Control Service - what is it for?

What is the Web Access Control Service (wacsvc.exe) for? Can I safely disable it? Because every once in a while, it goes crazy, and uses 99% CPU until it is restarted. This is on a Windows 7 Home ...
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Apache 2.2.3 runs from CLI, unable to start service through Windows 7

I've happily been running Apache 2.2.3 on my Windows 7 desktop and laptop for some time (months/years) without any problem. However in the last couple of days the Apache2.2 service in the Windows ...
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Should I register ports I use in the drivers\etc\services file?

I am working on a Windows service that uses ports to discuss with client applications. I have seen that the ports used by Windows are registered in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\services file, ...