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 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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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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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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“Failed to start SYSV” when starting self-made service

I'm trying to set up a service, on root, that will automatically start monetdb database after system startup because monetdb doesn't provide such mechanism. I've created /etc/init.d/monetdb script ...
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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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How to launch python script as a windows Services

Using python 2.7 and windows 7. I have a python file(.py). I want to launch this script as a windows services, i.e. this code will keep on running from start to end and never terminate. I can convert ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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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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Windows Search / Indexing service won't start

The service won't start. I've set it to automatic and manually tried starting it. I've verified any dependencies are started. I ran net start "Windows Search" and received the error "Service ...
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Writing a service to find the public IP address of a computer, from scratch [closed]

I am aware of services like http://whatismyipaddress.com/ that allow a user to find his public IP address. What I'd like to know is, HOW such a service gets written from scratch? I don't need the ...
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Server 2012 R2 stops services at startup

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that will not start services automatically at startup. When the Server Manager Dashboard appears under local server and all servers I get a red box around ...
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How to find localised Microsoft Windows service names?

My Internet searched brought up several service names that are turned on by default on windows but might not be worth the resources they use. Specifically most of corporate/big network services can be ...
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ansible playbook handlers not starting nginx service through notify statement even when changed is true

I've started trying to learn how to use Ansible. I'm following an Ansible Tutorial from Servers for Hackers, and I'm trying out the examples on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS ...
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Do Network Services Come with New Install?

I just installed a new Windows 7 vm, and had this same thing with a Ubuntu I installed a while back. When I scan the machine from other vm's, all 1000 ports are closed. However, with my Windows XP ...
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How to make ports appear to be open from outside?

I have a lot of camera's, each with an ePower switch 1g. I can not reach the ePower switch, but the switch can decide to power-off or power-on based on polling ports on a server. So I would like to ...
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What services can I stop to keep system minimally running?

I've narrowed down Windows services to the following required: Which of these services can I safely stop/disable to "dummify" Windows 7 where basic network connectivity and remote desktop still ...
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My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory

Before everyone goes complain that I should wait for Windows 10, don't. Because I'm sure high school/university assignments will NEVER get a 2-4 month extension. Operating System: Windows 7, Service ...
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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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The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database

In Event Viewer ( eventvwr ), I noted there is a repeating error: The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -583. Log Name: Application ...
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LFD wont start in Centos

Error messages: service lfd status Status of lfd:lfd is stopped tail /var/log/lfd.log Nov 24 15:36:05 lfd[3833]: Error Invalid configuration line, at line 64 Nov 24 15:36:05 lfd[3833]: daemon ...
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Service Host: Local system (network restricted) is thrashing hard disk

I am having windows 8.1 with update 1 installed and all release updates of windows till the date i am posting this questions. System is laptop, Core i3 with 6 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. When ever i ...
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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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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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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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How do I pass a private SSH key to a Windows service?

I have a service under Windows which eventually uses SSH (jenkins which eventually tries to pull from a Git repo). If I run Git on the command line, everything works since I've loaded my private key ...
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Windows Service unable to detect COM port

We have a windows service (written in C#) that uses a 3rd party DLL to communicate with a COM printer. Already tested the windows service in 4 local machines, and in every case the printer works ...
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What is port 1001 used by NT Kernel & System on my Windows 7?

Sometimes i make ssh tunnel which listen as sock proxy on port 1001. But lately i can't bind to this port. Apparently this port already occupied. I can bind to any port for my ssh tunnel. But I'm ...
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How do I enable ActiveX controls in Windows XP or Windows 7?

My friend has a desktop with Windows XP installed, and he does not have a UPS set up. Yesterday, the power went out and the PC underwent a hard shutdown. This caused a problem, (ntldr disappeared), ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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When running a program as a Windows 7 service, where does the HOMEPATH variable map to?

I have a program that's being run as a Windows 7 service. In the program, the HOMEPATH environment variable is being used to set the location of a file. Normally, when the program is simply ran at a ...
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How do you prioritize startup items launch order in Windows 8.1?

I have several startup programs and services (A-G, either program or a service) that runs each time I log into my Windows 8.1 administrator account. However, there is one program (F), that I need to ...
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Pandora-like service for private networks [closed]

Short Question Does a free or reasonably priced solution exist to setup an audio streaming service like Pandora or better yet an iTunes shared library that operates over a LAN rather than the ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro Apps Not Working (Including Built-In Ones Like “Computer Settings”)

I don't care about 3rd party metro applications, but i can't enter "Computer Settings" either.. When i enter control panel/User Accounts/ and click to "add a new user" some metro ui tries to open ...
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DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54Gv8 has no sshd or Rflow options

I'm playing with open source firmware for the first time, and seem to have dd-wrt running successfully on a linksys cascading off my main router (which for fear of bricking, I have not flashed yet). ...
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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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Script to backup and restore Windows services.msc settings [closed]

Is there a batch file, visual basic script or powershell script that allows easily to backup/copy and paste/restore a end client Windows 7 services.msc settings/values?
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How to start an external process in a ruby windows service?

I use this as a template to start an external task from a service LOG_FILE = 'C:\\Tmp\\win32_daemon_test.log' begin require 'rubygems' require 'win32/daemon' include Win32 class DemoDaemon ...
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Windows Service that depends on another absent service

What happens to a Windows service if we delete other services that it depends on? Or, add a dependency to a service name that doesn't exist. Is it even possible? What if the service is already ...
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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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Windows Service Startup Type change history/log

I have a PC where I suspect some Windows Services (from Services.msc) have been changed. I mean the "Startup Type" from Automatic -> Disabled, or some other change of the startup type. Is there an ...
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Run Service When The File / Folder Is Modified

I want to know if there is a possibility to trigger a service when a folder or file changed. I found sc triggerinfo but I don't know if I can use it for that.
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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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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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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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Edit windows service user with a batch script and encrypted password

I need to change the user of a service on Windows using a batch script. Searching the web I found this solution: sc \\server config ServiceName obj= Domain\user password= pass The problem is, that ...
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Service Host: Local Service (No Impersonation) taking CPU Usage to 100%

What is this service doing that it seems to take >90% of CPU? This happened occasioanlly when I used my notebook, and I noticed it when suddenly the fan became loud. I tried to google but some said ...
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Systemd service start error

I have a Beaglebone Black (BBB) running Angstrom Linux (v2012.12). Since none of my other Linux machines have systemd yet, and Angstrom does, I figured I'd get familiar with systemd before its shoved ...
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Windows wireless service not running error 193:Oxc1

I have Lenovo Y 50-70 laptop,windows 8.1, after windows update wifi doesn't work anymore. I checked router, adapter driver and both ok. I try to diagnostic and got massage: windows wireless service ...
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ThinkPad Windows 7 laptop is often slow but only when plugged into AC power

It's a ThinkPad W510, with Windows 7. I've been struggling with this since I got the laptop. Very often, say for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day, the laptop gets painfully slow. I'm ...
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How do I create a service using chkconfig in CentOS?

I want to be able to create a service so that the bash script will run every time the server boots up. I am running CentOS 5. I have been reading about chkconfig and creating a file in /etc/init.d ...