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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Problems with Apache Service

I am running Windows 7 and I was trying to uninstall Apache version 2.0.63 and install the Apache 2.0.54 version. Everytime I tried to install the 2.0.54 version it showed that the service was ...
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How can I connect to a home automation web controller?

I've bought a remote web controller for home automation. I'd like to write a client software by myself, because the built in interface is ugly & not user friendly. Thus, I'd like to find the ...
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“svhost(netsvc)” is using about 40-80% CPU when the system starts

My CPU usage is constantly at 40% (maximum 95%) most of the time when I start my PC. It continues to work at this rate for about 15-25 minutes. I checked the performance monitor and found out that ...
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Get error messages from server

I want to start a service via xinetd but it does not work. That means immediately after starting the service it is stopped again: Sep 23 19:16:39 sektor xinetd[556]: START: service pid=559 ...
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Enable MySQL at system startup

I'm running a ubuntu 10.04 box. I want to enable Mysql on startup. Typically, I used the following command: #update-rc.d mysql defaults Mysql still doesn't start when system boots. Suggestions?
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issues adding print drivers (Xerox 3250, 4510, 8560) to a terminal server so I can print from it

After remoting into another company's site (using Open VPN) and connecting to a machine their end to access their Accounts databases, I realised my printers hadn't been carried over by Terminal ...
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How do I remove services for applications that I have uninstalled? They persist no matter what I've tried

Since Snow Leopard and now Lion, services can be controlled via System preferences > Keyboard. I have plenty of apps which have installed services and when I uninstall them, with cleanapp, they still ...
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Win7 on eeePc 1008HA. How to have SHE and hotkey services run on startup?

I've got everything running on my eeePc. Win 7 Pro and the latest versions of the respective tools. Unfortunately when i installed them they didnt add the services to autostart. After booting I can ...
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how to create a service for node.js in centOS

I am trying to turn my node.js server into a service. I have tried a few different ways, but have not had any success yet. Is there anyone who is able to help me out with this? Thanks!
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Is there a problem with Windows 7 64-bit stopping service?

I have found on Windows 7 64-bit machines that sometimes a service is unable to stop within a reasonable amount of time. This is causing issues with a client-server application when trying to ...
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Windows xp not resolving entries en etc/hosts with DNSClient started

We have a very strange problem on a newly installed Windows XP machine. For some reason when DNSClient service is running, it wont resolve any entries in the windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file. ...
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Added and removed a custom service, but the keybinding is still stuck?

I created a custom service in Automator to open a new finder window from whatever app I'm in, and assigned it to CMD+E (I was trying to get the WIN+E effect from Windows.) I tried it for a few days, ...
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SQL Server service could not be run after installing Microsoft security essentials

I had a SQL server 2008 (Express edition) installation in my Windows 7 (64 bit) and it was working fine. Couple of days back,i installed Microsoft Security Essentials and now when i try to open my ...
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What is the best way to optimize my Windows-7 services for WAMP?

Any recommendations on the best services to run (or not run) on a Windows-7 machine when running WAMP? I feel like I have most of the background tasks minimal so I can get the full use. (3% usage) ...
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What can I do about this MRENDIS5 NDIS Protocal Driver Error?

An entry is being added to my System Event 4 times a second like this: "The MRENDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file ...
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Windows service fails to start with custom user until started once with local user

All of a sudden my Windows service application after installation does not start. (Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do.) The service uses a custom user. If I change the ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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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 ...