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 to Disable Runaway UnistackSvcGroup Services?

I have some services that are always using the CPU and writing to my disk. Eventually they eat up all physical RAM, which causes the noticeable performance hit. I can't find them in Services.msc, so ...
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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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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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Google Chrome in Mac OS X - How to open link in Chrome when it's not the default browser?

In Google Chrome in Mac OS X, is it possible to keep Safari as default browser but have an easy way to open a chosen link in Chrome other than dropping the link on the Chrome icon? Maybe something ...
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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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Can I save boot profile so my slow computer can stream in Google Hangout?

I actually have two computers, both running current version of Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Neither one of them will stream even decently in Google Hangouts, Go to Meeting, etc. First is a ...
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Baffled on windows password for installing mediamonkey as a service in win 8.1

So I'm trying to install mediamonkey as a service. That's just a button to click. It then asks for my password for account "Steven". Well, on windows, I don't actually have an account login ...
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How to restore MS SQL logon password

I am running MS SQL Server. The SQLSERVICE logon password was changed incorrectly and now I'm getting a logon failure warning when starting it. Is there any way to restore previous used password?
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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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systemd-timesyncd.service start fails

I try to start systemd-timesyncd.service service but it fails: root@xxxx:~# systemctl start systemd-timesyncd.service root@xxxx:~# systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service ● ...
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How do I find out what service is using a certain port?

Port 22 specifically. I installed freeSSHd on a Windows Server 2008 box that only runs IIS. When I try to start the SSH Service, it tells me that the port is already being used. How can I find out ...
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Identifying the cause behind an svchost.exe service issue

Recently an svchost.exe has started taking up 50% of the cpu, I found that is related to the NSI service. However I hit a dead end. I have no viruses or rootkits that could cause this (I checked.) So ...
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Why doesn't Apache start up automatically?

I have Apache2 running on Cygwin on my Windows 7 computer. It doesn't do much, it just hosts some HTML documentation for my local (firewalled) LAN. Oddly, it doesn't seem to start automatically even ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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A service when run as Local Service gets stopped in Windows 2008

A service associated with a Java application deployed in my system runs fine when it is running with Local System account but I want to run it with Local Service. I changed from Local System account ...
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How to stop UltraVNC service starting multiple times on WindowsXP machine?

I have installed the latest version of UltraVNC as a service. After the reboot, the service has started multiple times, instead of one time. In the system tray I can see, one new icon ...
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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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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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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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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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Convert jpeg quality to 80% using automator

I want to make a automator script that goes trough a folder with subfolders and convert all .JPEG (or .JPG) to the same JPEG, but with a quality of 80%. There is no option in Automator it self like ...
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Start a systemd service after a device has been mounted

I'm writing a systemd's .service file for minidlnad (DLNA server) under CentOS 7. Since my media file collection is hosted on a RAID array, I need that array to be mounted BEFORE the minidlnad server ...
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Windows Font Cache Service does not start

Good day! When attempting to start the service Windows Font Cache Service message appears: Windows could not start the Windows Font Cache Service service on Local Computer. Error 1083: The ...
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Stopping an unstoppable service

I have antivirus service (Kaspersky) that occasionally becomes unresponsive to the normal stop/stop gui interface provided by said vendor. I would like to find a way to kill the service for a restart ...
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Windows Defender Service keeps stopping

Windows defender service keeps stopping all the time. After enabling it, it only runs for a couple of seconds but then stops automatically. I don't know what's the reason but I suspect malware ...
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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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“Win Divert” service eventually created and deleted?

I have Process Hacker installed, and from time to time in my tray a message appears saying that "WinDivert1.1" service has been created and seconds later - that it has been removed. KMSpico is not ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Home Premium - Networking/Internet/Services Problems?

Okay I made a horrible mistake, I take full blame. I was wanting to improve performance, and modified my services according to the Black Viper Win7 Services Guide. ...
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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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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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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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Make batch file wait for service to start when restarting services

I have a batch file that frequently restarts a group of services developed in house. We are soon moving away from these to something more stable, but for the time being the services need to be ...
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Wildcard Services restart

Currently, we have setup a .BAT file which lists all services to start / stop them eg. SC start SERVICE SC start SERVICE SC stop SERVICE SC stop SERVICE We add new services all the time and the ...
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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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How do I set permissions / specify which users can interact with “Session 0” on Windows Server 2008R2?

I'm running a RDS Host and there is some old program with GUI running as a service in Session 0. And things work quite nicely, just like I want them, for the most part. As user with administrative ...
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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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Services don't have MySQL Server. How to run it?

I need to run MySQL Server on a new for me laptop. There's Windows 7. And MySQL have been installed on it. In order to verify this, I opened the Programs and Features window and saw it there: But ...
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Need command to edit a service's log on to Local System Account

When you right click a service in services.msc and go to properties and Log On, it lets you change it to Local System account, how can I switch to that setting with a batch command, I want to switch ...
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Does remote desktop store failures, and if so, where?

Yesterday, I could use remote desktop to login into an XP desktop. Today I cannot. The error is the vanilla This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again.... The remote ...
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unknown open ports/services 54409 and 16808

I have a Linksys EA6400 router. Today, I have noticed in the log file some activity from multiple ip addresses on 2 ports that are open: 54409 and 16808, and I do not know what is going on there. I ...
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mongod start failed (monogdb 3.0.2, database storageEngine-wiredTiger)

I was using mongodb for a month yesterday morning after unusual shutdown my mongodb is failing to start. Here I am using wiredTiger Storage Engine, I think the wiredTiger.wt file got corrupted but I ...
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How to keep different profiles for running windows services?

I am looking for a tool to disable numerous windows services when I need (say I'm developing and need full power, so I can disable Fingerprint services, etc). I now need to keep track of which ones I ...
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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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Term service will not start

I just reinstalled Windows 7 professional and the first and only thing I did was run these in the command prompt to enable remote desktop: reg add ...
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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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Intel Wi-Fi Adapter Randomly Quits Working

I'm using an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 running Windows 8.1. For quite a while, I've been having a strange issue with my Wi-Fi adapter. Said adapter is a built-in Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. The ...
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What is APC AOS cryptlib sshd (protocol 2.0) Service?

While conducting a pentest. I came across a port 22 open. Nmap identified the service as "APC AOS cryptlib sshd (protocol 2.0)" However i am having trouble identified what program is running on this ...