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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init.d postfix startup - only status gets called on service

I'm having a problem with postfix not starting up on boot. boot.log doesn't show any information whatsoever. Starting the postfix service afterwards works as expected. I added debug information to ...
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Windows 7 SP1 hangs right after booting with errors

Starting this last Monday, August 25, 2014, my Dell Latitude E6530 laptop is hanging after reaching the desktop. It appears all programs are loaded, but the most noticeable thing is that the network ...
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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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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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Which vista services can be disabled without problems?

I use Vista on a HP pavilion DV2 laptop. When I look through all the services my laptop starts, it really seems there's way too much of it. I multi boot with XP and 7. Both startup in 40 seconds. ...
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What exactly does windows 7 themes service do

I was having issues with video playback of large (nearly 4k) videos. Part of the video was tearing, I knew the hardware was capable of playing the video ok, but in several applications the video would ...
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barnyard2 dead but subsys locked - error

I installed snort and barnyard. When I start the snort service and barnyard service, initially they work. After a while barnyard service give an error. Initially: [root@- snort]# service barnyard2 ...
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Windows scheduled Task - Stopping & Starting a service

How can I go by setting up a scheduled task that will cancel a java console and then start it up again? I need to restart my wowza service because of some java heap allocating memory error that seems ...
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Windows 7 x64: TrustedInstalled.exe is missing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The TrustedInstaller service is failing to start with an error about a file missing, and sure enough C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe is missing. What is the easiest ...
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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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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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How much time a delayed service waits to start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “delayed start” do in startup type for a windows service? When I configure a service (from services.msc) as Automatic and delayed there is a fixed ...
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LocalSystem service fails to open RAW socket in Windows 7

I have a service which opens RAW sockets. The service's default logon is LocalSystem. I tried this service in a few Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) machines. It opens RAW sockets in some of them, but fails in ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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Start a service from inside a service and export command

I am making a service call from another service and trying to export a variable to the new service. I am not quite sure if the new service to start is a child of the former service. I read that export ...
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Devices/Printers list not loading on Windows 7 with Bluetooth enabled

I'm having a weird recurring issue on my Win7 machine. It has Bluetooth, is sometimes connected to some Bluetooth devices, and it has a printer attached and a few network printers configured. After a ...
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Installed Apache 2.2 on Windows XP and didn't check “Install as service”, how can I add apache to services?

I Installed Apache 2.2 on Windows XP (with installer) and didn't check "Install as service". How can I add the Apache Windows Service?
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Fancontrol starts manually but fails as service

When fancontrol is started from the terminal it works fine # fancontrol Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ... Common settings: INTERVAL=2 Settings for ...
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How can I set CPU affinity for a device driver in Windows 7?

Does anybody know how to set on which core a device driver will run and process its interrupt requests? Situation: I'm having iusb3hcs.sys and acpi.sys causing lags when my soundcard processes ...
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Starting the Citrix Desktop Service once a specific user logs in

I am working on a package to be released into an enterprise environment which needs to have the Citrix Desktop Service in a suspended state post deployment from CM. In suspending the service post ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL instance when ran as service

I've been running a local MySQL server for development purposes lately and for some reason never got around to running it as a service so I was constantly starting it up using the mysqld.exe every ...
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Using the Windows 7's fax service

I use Windows 7 ultimate on my computer. And know that it's possible to use this OS as fax device to send and recieve faxes. I have an ADSL modem which the telephone line is attached to it and a ...
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Linux : To monitor a Service and restart if stopped?

Actually I'm not so sure whether i should use Shell Scripts, or if there some ways already. But whatever approach we use, i would like to keep a Service running all the time. Let's say iptables as an ...
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Fancontrol service starts but exits

I start the fancontrol service but it doesn't do its job (control fans). # service fancontrol start [ ok ] Starting fancontrol (via systemctl): fancontrol.service. # service fancontrol status ...
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What's the difference between an Application, Process, and Services?

How are these fundamentally different "things" on Windows? Aren't all running things Processes? It seems that every Application has an associated process that shuts it down if it is shut down. ...
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Executing a BAT file as a domain user from a service in Windows 7

Firstly a few basics: I am running a database server application which runs as a service ServiceA. ServiceA is installed on Server1 and Server2 ServiceA only runs on one of the two servers at any ...
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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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Media keys won't work unless certain programs are selected

I just bought a Corsair Vengeance K70 which comes with four media keys: stop, skip (forward and backward), and play/pause. The problem is they don't work. I can only use them when either the Services ...
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How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop the Google Update background tool? Hello, How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe ? I tried Googling but none worked me ...
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How to disable Bluetooth auto-answer on Windows 7?

When my BlackBerry 9630 is connected via Bluetooth to my Dell desktop running Windows 7 x64 there are a bunch of Bluetooth services enabled on Windows: Advanced Audio BB Bypass service BB Desktop ...
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What is the easiest way to stop and start services on a remote and virtual Windows 7 machine?

On a computer a virtual instance of windows 7 is running. From a remote location I want to be able to stop and start services on this virtual instance of windows 7, given the IP address. What is the ...
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How to turn an executable-file into a service in Windows 7?

I want to use an executable-file (which sports only a command-line interface) as a service in Windows 7. I added it to successfully via: sc MySVC binPath= "C:\Windows\System32\MyProgram.exe" ...
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Problem with installing SQL Server 2008 SP2 on Windows XP

I'm not much of a super-user but I've been struggling with this issue for hours and I hope maybe someone here will know how to assist me. I've just installed SQL Server 2008 Developer, I've chosen the ...
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Why can I move the executable of a service but not delete it?

I am learning about privilege escalation and dangerous service configurations on Windows. Here is the thing: A service has a world writeable executable myservice.exe (baaaad idea). The service is ...
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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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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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What Windows services are associated with Keyboard input?

After undocking a laptop, the keyboard is no longer working. Device manager does not allow for disabling/re-enabling the keyboard. Are there any windows services that I can try restarting in order ...
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Managing service accounts in an RPM spec

I've been given a partially-complete RPM spec for a service we're writing. It gets as far as making the required directories, copying files, setting permissions, etc., but it doesn't make the ...
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Prevent FLEXnet from making Windows 7 error sound

I'm having an issue where a service called FLEXnet (used to license Autodesk 3ds Max) makes an error noise on this event: The FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 service entered the stopped state. I'm ...
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How to check whether a specific service exists using Powershell?

Introduction According to this documentation it is possible to check which services have been stopped on Windows by executing the following command: Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.status -eq ...
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How to create Windows service with %computername% in command?

The command: sc create my-service binPath= "\\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\myapp.exe --log \\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\logs\%computername%.log" DisplayName= "My App" start= auto depend= ...
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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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Automatically restart a Unix job if it goes down?

I have a job that I would like to "daemonize" on Unix: I want it to come up when the computer boots, and I want it to restart if it goes down. A simple way to do this is to setup a cronjob that runs ...
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Search for words in description in services(.msc)

I sometimes search for services that have been named poorly and cannot be found with, for example the first letter of the programs name. How do I search for a specific word(s) in the description ...
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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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Regaining access to Linux server after SSH service dies?

I recently ran into an issue with a VPS where the SSH service crashed, leaving me unable to connect to the machine. The other services were up and running; only the SSH service died. I managed to ...
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Run Tomcat Service as Different User on Windows 7

I have installed Tomcat6 using the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer download version. In the setup instructions, it is recommended that "For optimal security, the service should be run as a ...
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How to run a Service using cmd script in Windows XP?

How can I run a service which has status "stopped" using a cmd script?
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How to autostart service in ANY linux?

I need to install the dumbest possible service (a binary) and have it reliably run as the current user at boot (or login, whatever) at as many platforms as possible (of the aging point-of-sale type). ...