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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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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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 will run a device driver and process its interrupt requests? Situation: I'm having iusb3hcs.sys and acpi.sys causing lags when my soundcard processes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why my service doesn't work with windows 8.1 withour msiexec REINSTALL?

I checked my service on: xp: x32/x64, Vista: x32/x64, 7: x32/x64, 8 and everywhere everything was fine untill I tried do same on windows 8.1 It is not working. Here how .bat look like: msiexec /i ...
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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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Services issue on server 2008 r2 standard

I have a server running Symantec endpoint protection manager 12.1.4013.4013. Earlier I needed to add a couple clients and when trying to open the manager it gave me an error saying: "Failed to ...
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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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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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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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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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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). ...
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Windows Service SearchIndexer.exe Crashes on Indexing

Relevant Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Outlook 2010 Version 14.0.7116.5000 (32-bit) Original Symptom: In outlook, I attempted to search for an email but nothing ever returned and the ...
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How to run Windows service interactively in auto-logged in session

My Windows 7 machine has a user account "MyUser" which is auto-logged in on boot. I am running a Windows service "myAppService" which runs a server which in turn is spawning other processes. This all ...
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uninstall a windows service framework 3.5 with a command line

I want to know wow to uninstall a windows service build in framework 3.5 without using the Programs and Features option, I want to use a command line command, any ideas?
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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Unable to log into Windows 7 PC - “The RPC server is unavailable”

I am trying to log into my Windows 7 computer and after entering in my username and password (which I have confirmed is correct), I am seeing the error message "The RPC server is unavailable". I have ...
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Windows SuperFetch service for SSD + HDD mixed systems

The guides are floating around the web stating that Windows 7 automatically disables SuperFetch if it finds that disk is SSD. However, my SSD is only 60GB, and I still have 3 TB of storage on HDDs ...
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Re: What Can a Service Do on Windows [duplicate]

On Windows 7, I have to check a box, at the bottom of the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager and I find a list of 14 svchost.exe Windows Services running. It says Host Process for Windows Service. ...
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What can a service do on Windows?

What kind malware/spyware could someone put into a service that doesn't have it's own process on windows? I mean services that use svchost.exe for example, like this: Could a service spy on my ...
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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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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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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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Can I install a windows service on the D:\ drive?

Is there any downside to installing a windows service on the D:\ drive rather than the C:\ drive?
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How to export current network configuration that I have on my System Preferences on mac os x?

I want to export all my configuration on my services on System Preferences and change all of them by export and importing all at ones. How to export and import all services and configuration for each ...