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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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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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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GUI tool to manage services in Ubuntu

Are there any GUI tools to manage the services running on Ubuntu?
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Run LightTPD as a Windows service for free

I'm looking for a good way to run LightTPD as a service on a Windows server, but all the solutions I can find are either general-purpose shareware or quite complicated to set up. Is there any good ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager: Difference between applications, processes, and services

I would like to know the difference between Applications, Processes, and Services, as listed in the Windows 7 Task Manager. Under UNIX/Linux, these terms work as follows: processes refer to executable ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the startup type is grayed out and I can't change it to disabled nor stop the service. I also tried ...
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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 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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What is the list of minimum services needed to run Steam on windows 7?

There are a lot of services running in the background for windows 7. If one is using there windows computer only to play steam games, then I am willing to bet that a good chunk of the services running ...
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Why does systemd process stop as soon as it starts for foreman server process?

I am trying to export a simple Ruby app using foreman. Based on its usage for systemd, I appear to be doing things correctly. However, when I start the target/service, I get status messages along the ...
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How to log services last status

I've been looking for a way to log the apache2 service in Ubuntu. The objective is to have a log (i.e.: /var/log/apache2/service.log) of when and who started/stopped/restarted the daemon. All ...
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How do I figure out the display name of a Windows service from its “short” name?

The Windows Event Viewer typically logs only the abbreviated service name, but the Services console lists services alphabetically by their full "Display Name". If the "Display Name" isn't obvious ...
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Fast User Switch Compatibility service missing in windows 7 prof. (domain member)

My workstation with Windows7 professional is a member of a domain. I have local administator priviledges, and a separate account with standard privileges as every other user in company. I need to ...
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OSX AppleScript fails to run as service

I would like to run a simple shell command via hotkeys. So far I've created a service via Automator wich runs the following AppleScript command: do shell script "/bin/bash -c ...
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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 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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Endpoint for checking if user exists in system [migrated]

I have question regarding users point of view of this endpoint /api/user which requires POST data: email=user@domain.com and returns {"user@domain.com": "exists"} I am concerned if users might think ...
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How do I run Tomcat service as a specific user in Windows?

I needed to do this so that Tomcat could take advantage of some Active Directory stuff, and it took a lot of searching to get all the niggly bits sorted. Hopefully if I answer my own question here, it ...
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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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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 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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Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 windows 7 x64

I've searched around Microsoft's site, I've been able to find everything except a x64 version for windows 7. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Professional Is there any other version of "Windows Services ...
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Send an email whena service is stoppped/Started [duplicate]

I have a requirement where I need to stop a service on a schedule. So I created a simple bat file which starts and stops the service using Net STOP /Start command, which I schedule using the windows ...
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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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service not starting with windows startup

I have an application which have a service that used to start normally at startup. Recently I installed AVG Internet Security 2015.Now the service is not being started and I have to do this manually. ...
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Can't install Bootcamp 5.1 — KeyAgent could not be deleted

I'm trying to install the latest version of Bootcamp (5.1) on Windows 7 x64 where Bootcamp 4.0 is already installed. Unfortunately it keeps stopping during the following stage: Error: Service ...
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How do you apply umask settings to an account that doesn't log in?

On my Ubuntu 11.04x64 server, I have service accounts running which do not log in and do not have home directories. These service accounts are responsible for running processes which are invoked as ...
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Windows 7 - Ran services.smc as administrator and it changed all status to “Manual” on reboot

I disabled some services through msconfig.exe, when i start i.e. wamp it asks me for the service "wampapache" to be active and runing so i run services.smc and change the service status from ...
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How do I set the PATH variable for a service that's running as a non-login user?

I'm running a GitLab server on a Linux machine using Nginx as a Webserver. Several processes (started either manually as root with /etc/init.d/foo start or automatically as sub-processes) run as ...
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how to kill process in Mac OS X and not have it restart on its own

When I run sudo kill -9 [PID] with the proper process ID, the process stops but then is restarted and has a new PID. I'm trying to kill the mysqld process. How can I mimic the Activity Monitor in ...
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unable to start service “Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup” [on hold]

I'm unable to connected to my company's LAN because of some change they've made recently in their network (not in my laptop), the solution they are applying to my colleagues laptops (windows 7) is to ...
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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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Nginx service stops every one hour

I have a DirectAdmin server configure with nginx service as reverse proxy. Everything runs pretty good for several months and years. Since yesterday, DirectAdmin send me each hour on the 17th minute ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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Secure Free VoIP Line for sending faxes from home using an HP OfficeJet 4622?

I have an HP OfficeJet 4622 at home, but I do not possess a lan line for sending faxes. I read that it's possible to use a VoIP line for sending faxes provided you use very specific settings. ...
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How to start the Remote Access service if get error 1068?

When trying to start the Remote Access Connection Manager service, I always get an error message saying: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. I configured and included ...
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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 to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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xperf profile services

When I profile using xperf there are always cases when I see, that, say svhost(1552) "eating resources". I could then go to ProcessExplorer and see that svhost(1552) running like 10 services. How to ...
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Adding Xvfb to systemd services

I have attempted to create a new Xvfb service on a headless data server, but it shuts down the display after some time. I can confirm that the service is enabled. I am not doing anything related to ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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Manage/group several Windows services at once?

Is there any alternative to the Windows 7 services.msc that allows managing the services in groups (instead of one by one) ? Many programs install too many services. I usually disable some to avoid ...
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Cannot determine which program is causing Windows to take 5 minutes to boot up

I have Windows 7 (I had left this out before) Home Edition 64 bit (I believe. I'll check when I get home. The computer was gifted to me) I was able to locate a resource that mentioned you can enable ...
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What is the difference between a service and an application that runs in the background in Windows? [closed]

What is the difference between a service and an application that runs in the background in Windows? from a user's point of view? Why would a certain application asks to run as a service rather than ...
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Linux hosting with web-based shell access

I am looking for a service that gives user some computing resources, a Linux OS and a preferably web browser based shell access. Are there any services that you can recommend? The bandwidth usage ...
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How to force a Windows service failure to test its recovery settings

Is there a way to force a service failure to test if the recovery method that was set up work's correctly? These are the settings in the Recovery options and I would like to test it. i doubt simply ...
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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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Windows 7 Time syncing issues

I've had this issue for a very long time and I often search google for solutions and try whatever I find but nothing works and then I give up, only to repeat the same process a few weeks later. this ...
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What is the best way to optimize my Windows-7 services for WAMP?

Any recommendations on the best services to run (or not run) on a Windows-7 machine when running WAMP? I feel like I have most of the background tasks minimal so I can get the full use. (3% usage) ...