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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Find out what started a process using “services.exe”

Say I have a process called "EvilMalware.exe" that keeps getting restarted (i.e. I kill it and it is restarted after a few seconds). I looked up the process that starts it and it is ...
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Startup items windows 7/8

In msconfig, when exactly do the "services" and "startup" items get run? Do the services run on boot, and do the startup items run when the user logs in? Also do the startup items get started up for ...
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Emit upstart events as regular user

I want to create a situation where something unprivileged user does (via SSH) triggers an event that causes an upstart job do perform some action. The activities rely on filesystem changes, so I ...
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How do I start a service with my current credentials?

I'm starting a service under WinXP that must be run with my credentials. This works fine as long as I don't have to change my password. Is there a way to start a service always with my current ...
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List running services

I am trying to get a list of the running services. I ran service --status-all It will return something like [ + ] acpid [ ? ] alsa-utils [ + ] apache2 [ + ] atd [ + ] avahi-daemon [ ? ] ...
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WAMP MySQL service does not start

My question is similar to this. But none of the posted solutions worked. my.ini file is pasted here. 'mysql.log' is pasted here. The problem seems to be caused for no reason. I don't remember ...
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Service created with NSSM will not start when logon as 'Local System' account

I'm trying to install the TOR component obfsproxy.exe as a service using NSSM but it only works if I modify the service to logon as my own user account. NSSM creates services with the logon account ...
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“service mysqld start” is not working

I got this error message when I start mysql. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) I just installed installed apache2 and mysql. ...
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starting up apache tomcat on boot in Linux

I want to know whether is there any way to make our Apache tomcat to run automatically in the boot time?I want to simplify our works as we do not want to execute the start up script(provided in the ...
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Best GUI for creating and editing Windows Services [closed]

I want to create windows services with a GUI, but the built-in windows services manager doesn't do this. What is a good windows software that does this well? What I want to do is open the program, ...
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What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?
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Network Services disabled (not starting) on Windows XP

I am currently running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my system. But today, when I failed to connect to the internet, via a LAN cable, I realized that almost all of the vital network services had ...
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Is there a way to restart a service on a remote machine from a batch script?

I'm looking for a way to restart Windows services from batch scripts (preferrably CMD) on a remote machine using a different account than the one the script is running as Looking at the parts ...
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In ubuntu, is there a command to show a list of ALL autostart services?

The questions in short: In Ubuntu, (1) is there a command to show a list of all autostart services? (2) is there a command to check if a service is autostarted at boot time or not? I did Google and ...
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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 restrict windows service to X cores?

I'm currently trying ot figure out a decent/nice way of determening what core(s) a single service should run on, in Windows Server 2008. I'm aware that for procceses there is two ways to do it: set ...
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How to install Jenkins on Windows Server 2012

This may sound like a trivial question but here is what is happening: I grab the latest version of Jenkins as native installer for Windows (1.491 in my case) I set up a Windows Server 2012 (official ...
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mdmonitor service issue in linux

chkconfig showing the output as mdmonitor service is running [root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --list | grep -i mdmonitor mdmonitor 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off But ...
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In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services

In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services and resumes the services when powered ON again. This behavior is different from normal shutdown as services dont ...
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Service available in services.msc but not showing up in “sc query”

I've installed a ticket system, called JIRA. While installing, it offers an option to install JIRA as a service. Now, when I open up services.msc, I can see the service, and I can also stop and start ...
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Why do I get error “1337 The security ID structure is invalid” when using subinacl?

I have a standard Win 7 account 'popuser' to which I'd like to grant start and stop permissions for the OpenVPNService. I've used the following command successfully on other machines, but for some ...
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Run VMware Player image as service Windows 7

I have an image that I would like to run as service (running with VMware Player) in Windows 7. The reason I want it as service so image will start running when server is going up, without forcing ...
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Audio services in windows 7

In an attempt of blocking a viral service on my system (which was restarting my system automatically for every 30 seconds), I disabled all the services, and later enabled trustworthy services only. ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the startup type is grayed out and I can't change it to disabled nor stop the service. I also tried ...
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Run LightTPD as a Windows service for free

I'm looking for a good way to run LightTPD as a service on a Windows server, but all the solutions I can find are either general-purpose shareware or quite complicated to set up. Is there any good ...
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chkconfig in Ubuntu

I using Ubuntu 12.04.1 From Red Hat I know command chkconfig which in very easy way for set startup mode of services. In same easy way as it is in Windows (services.msc). Unfortunately in Ubuntu this ...
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Force Windows 7 Service to Stop

I have a crashed webserver which I should be able to shutdown with the following comamnd: net stop https-myWebserver However, I get the following error (on Windows 7 64-bit): The service is ...
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Why won't 'plymouth-quit-wait' start and why does my Fedora 17 hang on boot?

When I try to boot after having done several updates, the boot animation "loads" and then flashes with the Fedora logo, and then sits there still. After checking into it more I found that two ...
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Cygwin sshd did not start due to a logon failure

After a cygwin sshd install, sshd service fails with: Error 1069: The service did not start due to a logon failure I try to give cyg_server standard user and admin access. The error is the same ...
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VMware Authorization service not running

Today when I tried to start a VM in VMware Workstation 9.0, an error popped up (image attached below) saying "Vmware Authorization service is not running". I tried opening services.msc and tried to ...
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Getting an Error with MSMQ Creation

I installed MSMQ on my laptop running on Windows 7 Enterprise. I created a console app that creates a queue but gets an error A workgroup installation computer does not support the operation. Am I ...
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Linux permissions for services

How do permissions work for services in Linux? I already know that I can set read, write and execute permissions for files and directories with chmod each for owner, group and other users but how do ...
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How to know what dll or services taskhost.exe is hosting?

I have recently discover a new process in the task manager : taskhost.exe (maybe it was there before but i did not notice it) As the name implies, it seems to be used for running dll in background ...
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Edit windows service to log on as specific user using a batch script

I have several programs that are installed as a service. By default, after installation, the service runs as Local System Account. I can change it through services.msc, service properties to the ...
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What is Adobe Server 3?

My nmap scan revealed the port with adobeserver3 label (TCP 3703). What is Adobe Server 3, and what does it do?
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TCP/IP Netbios fail; Dependant service “NetBT” not installed

I've been hit by zeroaccess virus last week, it corrupted the internet connection and dns system. I cleaned everything and everything is working fine except pppoe connectins, they fail with Error 720 ...
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Node.js with Forever and node-dev

Seems like it should be a really simple one, but: How can I run a node.js application with node-dev and forever.js forever start node-dev app.js doesn't work. Ideally I'd have this as an init.d ...
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Is there any server provides image URL for testing? [closed]

I need a large amount of images by URL. For example: http://some-domain/image1.jpg http://some-domain/image2.jpg http://some-domain/image3.jpg http://some-domain/image4.jpg ...
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Disable a Windows service from the command line

I want to disable a Windows service but I don't want to: Open the "Services" management console Scroll to the name of the service Right-click Properties (or double-click) Change the Startup Type: ...
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Windows XP- Service Pack 3- Textpad 6.1 issue

I have installed Textpad 6 on my machine and whenever I open a document with textpad, a new blank tab opens by default and cursor points to the blank file. I have to manually point to my document and ...
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Network services hang

Every time something changes in my network, like router restart, changing WiFi networks, etc... the network interfaces just stop responding. The networks button in notification area just does nothing ...
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Mysql service refuses to start - /sys/devices/system/cpu/ read fail

mysqld service refuses to start. sudo service mysql start See listing below. Running mysql_upgrade did not help. I found some forum posts that it happens after Ubuntu upgrade, but found no ...
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What is Windows 7 service dependency tree?

Is there a chart or a list of Windows 7 Profesional built-in services and their dependencies? I manually did this in the past with Windows XP when I had time, but there seems to be a couple dozen ...
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Port Scan: What is “netvenuechat”?

I was doing a quick port scan at work (Nmap 6, OS X 10.6.8), and I noticed that nearly all of the computers around me were running a service called "netvenuechat" on Port 1023. Although I've searched ...
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Synchronously stop a remote service with Powershell

I have a custom deployment script written in Powershell. This script needs to update a service on a remote machine, and as such, it first needs to stop it to be able to modify the executable files. ...
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Are 1,000 threads normal for services.exe?

I noticed that my system is slowing down and services.exe often uses quite some CPU (around 10-40%), especially after waking up the PC. I find it hard to find out more about services.exe, and what is ...
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Allowing only a specific service read/write access to a folder

Is there a way to prevent read and/or write access to a specific folder in Windows and grant only a specific service/process access to it? It seems that permissions are user-based and not ...
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How do I give a group 'service httpd graceful' permission in sudoers without passwd prompt?

I'm currently trying to lock down my users a bit. I've created some users: www.foo www.bar and a group: apacheadmins Both www.foo, and www.bar are members of the apacheadmins group. They do ...
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Linux ntpd and ntpdate service

Running ntsysv on my CentOS terminal show both ntpd and ntpdate checked. Is it redundant to have both service to run at start-up?
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Locally monitoring services up/down on other Windows machines

I have multiple services running on several Windows Server machine on our local network, and I would like to monitor them from my local Windows 7 machine, so I am notified when one or more services ...