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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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 ...
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In Windows 7, is there a way to know how much memory a service is using?

In windows 7, is there a way (by using common interface or a custom utility) to know how much memory a specific windows service is using ? It seems most services are hosted by svchost.exe processes ...
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Printer - can't access through Centreware Internet Services

We have three network printers (Xerox WC 7125). We also have YSoft SafeQ installed on our server (we add new printer for our users by always entering the same IP - server's). Two of printers are fine, ...
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Create a Shell Service in Ubuntu

I want to create a service, which receives input from a shell script and returns outputs. where should I start, and what to do ? Please give me step by step instruction or reference to one. Thanks.
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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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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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What services potentially unsafe in Windows 7 can be disabled?

What services windows 7 for domestic users are potentially unsafe that can be disabled without compromising the system, making it the safest and most difficult security breaches?
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Is there a software that can help me turn off the unnecessary services in my Windows 7 machine?

I want to make my pc run faster. I want to turn off the services that are not mandatory for running windows 7, I can do it manually by following this guide: blackviper but is there a software that can ...
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running Apache on a different port

I have installed Apache 2.2, but I can't run it because port 80 is used by TCP. What can I do? Could I change the port for TCP or assign another port to apache? What I think is that I could stop TCP ...
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Windoews 7 doesn't Take the right IP configuration when it set to obtain IP automatically

Every time I connect to a network wireless or LAN The laptop does not take the right IP Configuration while the adapters are set to obtain the IP Configuration Automatically, after connecting to the ...
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How to run a .bat file as administrator automatically each time when I start a specific program?

In order to speed up my computer start time I disable the VM services in startup; and those services are mandatory for me to start the VMware Workstation when I need to use it. So I wrote a simple ...
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tomcat start service NoClassDefFoundError?

I am trying to redeploy my server on a new server with a different DNS and IP address. Therefore, I think my problem is in the configuration to find JAR files. Is there a way to get more detail as ...
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Stop services when not used

My PC is installed with softwares like Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 etc. I need these softwares very rarely, for example once in a month. How can I improve my PC performance by stopping ...
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Speed up my fedora 16 startup

i am quite new to Linux, and recently i happily install fedora 16 on my Acer laptop, it was wonderful in the beginning, but now the startup becomes very lagging. i Google it and run the command ...
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Disable service for a specific user account in Windows XP

How can I disable a service in Windows XP for a specific user account? I have Tomcat and DB2 which I'm using as an administrator, but I don't need them as a plain user. Furthermore, since that ...
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Does Service Control Manager support verbose logging?

I'm seeing persisistent errors logged in the System log time a nightly backup process runs: Event 7005, Service Control Manager. The LoadUserProfile call failed with the following error: The system ...
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How to run an .exe on boot and keep it running regardless of who logs in on Windows?

How would one go about causing an .exe to run when a Windows system boots, and leave the .exe running regardless of who is logged in? Is this possible?
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jenkins/hudson: batch CMD windows are not visible when slave runs as windows service

I run Jenkins slaves as a windows service, which will then launch a chain of calling (for example): Slave.exe->ant->cmd batch->notepad.exe The problem is that "notepad.exe" is not visible, I can see ...
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How do I allow interactive services in Windows 7?

I need to run a service interactively on my computer. (I am already aware of the implications.) How do I enable a service (running in session 0) to run interact with the current desktop in Windows 7? ...
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IIS Server on XP Machine with tweaked registry and services

I have been trying for some time now to setup a webapp on my XP machine at home. Prior to doing this, I had tweaked the registry settings, fiddled with disabling and enabling servies, without ...
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VMWare Player Run as Service

I have a VMWare Player running a VM at all times. However I want the server to run that Virtual Machine on boot (without logging in). This will allow me basically to restart the Server and when it ...