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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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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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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Renaming a service account with a secret password

Our installer creates a specifically-named user account for a service to use. The installer generates a random password for Windows to assign to the account. The installer then creates the service ...
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Windows 10 reenables and runs disabled services automatically

my company gave me a computer with Windows 10 Pro on it. Now I want to disable some of the unneeded Windows services (like SMS Agent Service, Telemetry, Diagnostics, etc). Only I have administrative ...
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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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what is the -not so important- windows features and services that can be stopped? [closed]

I'm building my laptop as a sound module for performing live on stage. the specs itself is pretty decent, but then I need to reduce all bottleneck if possible. What I know I'll need is ASIO sound, ...
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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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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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How to tell systemctl that service has started already

I have a service Unit-File mediation.service like this: [Unit] Description=Mobile-IP Log dumper [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/opt/mediation/mediation start ExecStopPost=/opt/mediation/mediation ...
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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 run service not as root

I created successfully a service on my Linux RedHat by copy the Unit-File to /usr/lib/systemd/system/mediation.service I can successfully start/stop/enable/... the service with systemctl enable ...
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How do I set up net-snmp to listen for traps on Windows?

Goal I would like to send trap requests to my computer, from my computer, using Net-SNMP to prove that it is working. What I've Tried I've been looking through the man pages for net-snmp and I've ...
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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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Service virtualization software recommendations [on hold]

My workplace's test environment relies on external web services which often go down, or are unsuitable to load test against for financial or political reasons. Service virtualization (aka "mocking", ...
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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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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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Run windows service with different priority

One can only change the priority of a running process in windows, however there is no direct way of changing the priority of a windows service that I know of. Of course it is possible to change the ...
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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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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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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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Windows service started as AD user creates dir which belongs to Administrators group

After creating a Windows service and defining the "Log On As" as a specific user, not the local system account, and starting the service, it creates folders that do not belong to the user, but rather ...
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Running Google Drive as a service, running into an error

I am on a Windows 10 machine. I am following these instructions, however I am stuck, as I am getting the following error, as the Google Drive Windows service is starting then stopping.
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W3SVC Not available on server 2008 r2

I have try to multiple time reinstall IIS role on server but there is no W3SVC found in server. Another thing is hat, WAS service is also not available in services.msc.
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OS X - El Capitan - How To Remove unused services from “Services” context menu

I would like to remove entries from the Keyboard_Services_list (Sys Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services) because they are either obsolete or unused. Indeed some entries are zombie entries ...
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Firewall service doesn't start after reboot

Every Sunday morning, our VDI's with W7 32 bit and VMware view 5.1 get a scheduled reboot. About 5% of them are not reachable after the reboot. It turns out the Firewall service hasn't started. When ...
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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 ...
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How to run a headless VM with VBoxManager as a windows service

Objective I want to run this command VBoxManage startvm MyVM --type headless at the boot system just like a service (postgres, apache) does. What i've tried 1. I've tried to create a service using ...
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Windows Batch - Service cycling with validation failing in for loop

I'm trying to set up some validation/timers to wait should the service take longer to cycle. If it fails, I will use something else to parse the log file and email me an alert should it fail. For ...
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How to change path to executable for a Windows Service?

I want to change the path to the executable for a service from the command line. How can I do that? I want to run another .EXE from that service's path to executable.
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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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init.d how to start a service in init.d when networking fully works?

I have a python script which exposes a RESTful service (using flask framework). What I would like to do with this service is that it clones the newest version of the python script, and then it starts ...
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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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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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What services Sysprep needs to run?

I disabled many services that are completely useless for me, but I've got the fatal error during sysprep. I know, for example, that Windows Modules Installer is needed, but I don't know how many ...
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network in kali linux on virtual box ,host is ubuntu 14.04 lts

Trying to start network on Kali Linux in VirtualBox. I tried: nano NetworkManager.conf changed manged from false to true after that for restarting, I typed service network-manager restart it ...
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Cannot start WebSite because port 80 is being used by W3SVC.exe

I have deverloped a website at work and we typically use port 80/443 for our websites (in development). This has worked well until today when starting the website gives me the error (IIS 7) This ...
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Troubleshoot Windows Update service [duplicate]

On my Windows 7 computer, I had noticed that one of the four CPUs was running around 100%, spending ±25% of my PCs CPU. As the number was slightly changing, I knew that it was not an infinite loop, so ...
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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Strange Windows 8 and 10 issue

I'm having a strange issue on both Windows 8 and Windows 10. I think it might be to do with services not responding properly. Here are my symptoms: Sound delay/lag. Every sound plays with a slight ...
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Restart windows service on LAN machine

I got administrative rights on the target machine, all the credentials, fully trusted network without firewall and antivirus software. I got windows 8 on the target machine and windows 7 on calling ...
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Where is the Windows Application Experience service in Windows 10?

I'm having some file handle problems so I need to turn on the Windows Application Experience service, which is turned off by default. I've tried Run services.msc -> Application Experience but ...
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Different Services Configuration - Start up programs on Different Accounts - Windows 7 64bit

Can I make another account on my Windows Machine but with totally different configuration? eg. different startup programs, all services switched to manual on different accounts etc..
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Processes duplication and Denial of Service

Suppose a person X connects to a Unix OS with ssh as a regular user; X writes a small program P which executes itself 2 times without waiting and exits; then X executes it. Clearly, after some time, ...
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How can I disable Background intelligent transfer service (Permanently)?

I've tried to disable Background Intelligent Transfer service using two methods: RegEdit and services.msc After restarting the computer, the service runs at start-up again. How can I disable it ...
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Windows 7 won't update

My problem is that Windows 7 won't update - legal MSDN copy. It says: "the update service is not started", and if I start it, it immediately shuts itself down. In the event viewer is nothing ...
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WWW Publisher Service activated by Windows update?

I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home. It was commonly used for this. However, after the slew up of updates I found Apache wouldn't ...
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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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Using the same connection on AMPPS and MySQL Workbench

I am using AMPPS 3.2 and MySQL Workbench 5.2.31 on Windows 7. I have installed MySQL as a service, running "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ampps\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" install in Administrator mode, and I have ...
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Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...
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How to stop the Windows Update process when Windows refuses to stop it?

Many websites, including SuperUser, recommend restarting the Windows Update service in order to fix the common problem of Windows Update getting stuck at 0% downloading. When I try to stop the ...