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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How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots?

How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots? How is the priority given,is it through a kernel driver? I'm using Comodo Firewall and I see that the Spotify app ...
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Print Spooler Service to Automatic (Delayed Start) causes Error 87

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 Home Premium 32-Bit, with a Lexmark X5450 All-In-One Printer. Whenever I try to change the Print Spooler Service from Automatic/Manual/Disabled to Automatic (Delayed ...
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How to resolve Apache Service path conflict - running both Apache and portable XAMPP on Windows 7

I've got Apache 2.4.7 (Win32) running on Windows 7 and a visiting portable XAMPP on an external drive. After resolving the port issues I'm "only" down with having the "Apache/MySQL Service detected ...
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Started with a malware, ended with a damaged Windows 7 Config? [on hold]

I have a malware called vicice that is simply a chrome browser hijack. I ran HitmanPro in standalone mode, which found and deleted some files, and now my windows 7 PC takes 4 minutes to boot up and ...
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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 10 Updater doesn't work (0x80080005) and Windows updater service won't start (0x80070002)

I'm at my wits end with this issue... I heard the news of a big Win10 update hitting soon and I wanted to check if I had it already. To my surprise, my system last update was the 6th of October... ...
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Does disabing wuauserv service affect installation of updates?

I want to manually control the launch the Windows Update service on a Windows 10 Home laptop because it runs too frequently, causing high CPU and draining the battery. The idea is that the the ...
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“Permission Denied” when killing process

When I try to kill a specific process (avastUI.exe), I got "permission denied". Obviously, the current user is in the Administrator group. I'm not looking for a way to kill this process, I just want ...
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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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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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What is donnyworld service?

There is a port listed on my centos box in /etc/services with tcp and udp port number 1821 for "donnyworld". I've looked up and down Google for a description and can't find anything! Thanks!
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Why do I get error “1337 The security ID structure is invalid” when using SubInAcl?

I have a standard Windows 7 account called 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 ...
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How to disable a McAfee service?

I am trying to disable a McAfee Real-Time Protection service, but if I go into Services/Properties, then try to set it to Manual or Disable - it says that unable to open service McShield for ...
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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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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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Create custom service in Windows 7

How do you run a custom service in Windows 7? Does anyone know how to setup trac as a custom service in Windows 7?
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ftpd not visible after reinstallation

What I have done is: install ftpd, configure it, use it, all ok uninstall ftpd, install proftpd uninstall proftpd, install ftpd For now there is no ftpd service: ftpd: unrecognized service and ...
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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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Webhook email service to trigger actions based on email Subject

is there a service i can use where I can send emails to and trigger actions based on the "Subject"? I want CC my emails and then define actions on service based on the Subject lines, for example ...
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No http service - Windows 10

I can't seem to start my printer spooler service because some of the dependencies have not started. So I looked at the dependencies in the options menu. I found that there was no HTTP service in my ...
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should I remove sihost.exe? it seems to crash my whole explorer (taskbar) regularly

I am using windows 10; a few days ago I started noticing my whole taskbar with my desktop icons plus desktop wallpaper to disappear (everything goes black) for about 5 seconds. then everything ...
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Which Google Updater is the one that I should allow to run?

My machine has 5 Google updaters running: Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) Keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Google software will not be ...
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Did I just completely disable Windows 10 updates by disabling the Windows Update service?

I have a data cap and was trying to disable auto-updates on my laptop to use less data. I went into Services from the control panel and set the Startup Type of Windows Update to Disabled by ...
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Set default Bluetooth service for a device (“Listen to Music” vs. “VoIP”)

I have a Bluetooth headset that pairs and connects fine. But every time I restart the computer and turn on the headset, it defaults to "Forward VoIP Calls to Handsfree", which has a very poor ...
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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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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable the Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the Startup Type drop-down is grayed out and I can't change it to Disabled nor stop the ...
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What do service(s)/process(es) do I need to ensure are running for Cygwin

Cygwin doesn't seem to be running on my machine (never used it before, although I have installed it!). What services or processes do I need to start so it can run?
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How to find out what service is consuming bandwidth in windows?

The resource monitor shows that a svchost is consuming all of the bandwidth. How can I check which of these services is the one responsible for this? My resource monitor showing the service host ...
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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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See resource usage of individual services

I have been trying to track down an issue where I have 100% hard disk read/write activity for about 10-15 minutes after coming back from standby and the task manager and resource monitor shows all the ...
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Is there a list of Windows services that can be turned off to save resources?

Every time I open up my task manager and look at the tasks running, it appears to me that there has got to be a bunch of junk running in there that I don't want or need and would be better off turning ...
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w32time The specific module could not be found

My Windows 10 time is ALWAYS wrong. I've tried: enabling synchronization settings from: Control Panel-> Date & Time -> Internet Time -> Change Settings -> time.windows.com or time.nist.gov. With ...
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Accidently stopped some services in svchost

I stopped some of the services in svchost.exe in Windows 8 and now I am not able open task manager as it throws error. When I checked in PowerShell all those services are stopped. Even services.msc ...
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How to count the number of services installed on a Windows Server 2012?

I want to know how many services, the total number, are installed on my Server 2012. Using the services.msc I need to count by hand one by one. I'm looking for a command line or similar.
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Changing resolution of Session0\Default desktop?

As part of a script running from a service, I want to automate some GUI tests. The application I'm testing requires the screen size to be full HD (1920x1080) or higher, but the size of the desktop ...
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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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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. Doing so leads to horrible things that used to be hard to overturn (I believe that it's no ...
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DNS Resolution Oddity

In Windows 10, I frequently have to manually restart the "DNS Client" service in order to successfully ping a host, even if I can ping the host by IP address, and where nslookup seems to correctly ...
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VPN issue: SSTP Service service started and then stopped

When I was trying to set up a VPN connect on my laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate, I got this error: Network Connections Cannot load the Remote Access Connection Manager service. Error ...
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Windows Audio service stopping

I have a user whose audio keeps cutting out on his Lenovo X1 Carbon 20A7. I've written a simple .bat file to restart the Windows Audio service, but this is only a temporary measure. So far we have ...
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How to Create Local Windows Desktop Service Accounts?

Question: In Windows Home / Professional, (Windows 10), what is the recommended way to create a Local Service Account? Is there any documentation for this? (Powershell, GUI, etc). Clarification: ...
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Use angular with Web Api or WCF?

Working in a shop that does primarily WPF desktop apps with WCF. I was hired to do some web stuff, I am familiar with web api, but have never done WCF. I am starting a new SPA using Angular. I ...
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noms.exe high CPU usage (what is this process?)

I recently discovered process called noms.exe running and maxing out one CPU core on the machine. I have done all the usual steps trying to collect the information about the process and was surprised ...
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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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Windows Audio Service stops working correctly

Ahoy! Here is a story: I'm working in Premiere Pro, editing some videos while my PC is screaming cause in bigger projects 8 gigs of RAM is way too little. Anyway everything works quite nice. I ...
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Windows 7 - missing PID in services tab, task manager

So, as stated in the title, PID tab is missing from services tab in task manager. I need PID in order to find a windows service, which causes lots of hard page faults in my system. Any way to fix ...
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Can't access a virtual machine which runs as a service

I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host. I used instsrv and srvany.exe from ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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Service proven to exist but doesn't show anywhere

I am able to start or stop one particular service, but it's not listed in services.msc or even if any other way of querying services is used (sc queryex, gsv, Get-Service without arguments, etc.). ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...