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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Windows 7 (x64) PC requires frequent rebooting

My Windows 7 (64 bit) PC develops a problem every few days and requires rebooting to fix it. Symptoms: I will notice that it's running very slowly, the UI can't even keep up with my typing, disk is ...
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Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
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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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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services

In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services and resumes the services when powered ON again. This behavior is different from normal shutdown as services dont ...
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Can I move the services menu to the top of the contextual menu?

Is it possible to move the services section of the contextual menu from the bottom to the top?
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Error 0x6ba (RPC server is unavailable) when running sfc /scannow on Windows XP in Safe Mode

I think that my mup.sys file is corrupt. I received the following error when trying to access a network share that was located on my Windows 7 box, from my Windows XP box: No network provider ...
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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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svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) uses excessive RAM on startup

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 with a Core i5 CPU and 4 GB of RAM that I bought July of 2014. Though I have had a good experience, there's one problem, as you can see from the ...
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My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory

Before everyone goes complain that I should wait for Windows 10, don't. Because I'm sure high school/university assignments will NEVER get a 2-4 month extension. Operating System: Windows 7, Service ...
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Service will not start on one computer - logon failure

Cannot start windows service, error logon failure. But account is on the domain and in local admin group and has service logon policy set. the password has been reset and account is not locked ...
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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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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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Running a script that starts other applications using systemd service

Our C++ Qt application runs graphically without X by specifying the -qws switch. Because of that, I uninstalled and disabled the graphical environment on the BeagleBone Black. Now, when I power on the ...
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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 a device driver will run and process its interrupt requests? Situation: I'm having iusb3hcs.sys and acpi.sys causing lags when my soundcard processes ...
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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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hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error

hamachi installed the [0k] and # Hamachi Help command and get this error rot@Reinan logmein-hamachi-2.1.0.119-x64]# ./install.sh Copying files into /opt/logmein-hamachi .. Creating LogMeIn Hamachi ...
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Give admin rights to specified directory and services

Enviroment is:Windows SBS2011, Windows 7 as RDP gateway.. We'r using a 3dh part software. Somethimes we need to give admin rights to the vendor, 'coz need to update / configure the software. This ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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Locating and modifying Services in OS X

So, I'd like to be able to add a website viewed in Firefox to the Reading List feature in iOS so I can check stuff on my iPhone. I was inspired by ...
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Recycling service running in a cluster on Windows 2003 R2

In Win2003 R2, I have a two node cluster that has one resource which has a memory leak. I was thinking of setting up a batch file to recycle it using SC, NET, or better yet PSSERVICE (from ...
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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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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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Can't turn on Network Discovery because of services problems

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64 bit with all the updates. Wireless network connection. I can't connect this PC to my NAS; none of the other PCs on the network, or the NAS, appear when I browse the ...
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Windows services: force windows to attempt to start service after failed attempts

Appears that after a Windows service fails to start once or twice (with the ~"Service failed to respond in a timely fashion" error) then Windows ceases even trying to start the service and just ...
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Services unable to start, fixed permissions on registry keys to fix, finding more, root cause?

Having issues with one of our buildfarm Win 7 SP1 machines, being unable to start the firewall service. The error that it reports is that one of it dependencies was unable to start, which turned ...
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Viewing Windows SCM's .EVM files

I have developed some windows services and noticed that at some point in time, the Windows service manager will stop and resume my service without notifying anything. I know Windows SCM logs are ...
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How to restrict windows service to X cores?

I'm currently trying ot figure out a decent/nice way of determening what core(s) a single service should run on, in Windows Server 2008. I'm aware that for procceses there is two ways to do it: set ...
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TCP/IP Netbios fail; Dependant service “NetBT” not installed

I've been hit by zeroaccess virus last week, it corrupted the internet connection and dns system. I cleaned everything and everything is working fine except pppoe connectins, they fail with Error 720 ...
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Node.js with Forever and node-dev

Seems like it should be a really simple one, but: How can I run a node.js application with node-dev and forever.js forever start node-dev app.js doesn't work. Ideally I'd have this as an init.d ...
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Windows XP- Service Pack 3- Textpad 6.1 issue

I have installed Textpad 6 on my machine and whenever I open a document with textpad, a new blank tab opens by default and cursor points to the blank file. I have to manually point to my document and ...
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Anti Virus Service does not run - Windows XP SP3 32bit Home

I have a somewhat strange problem here. I am trying to run Anti Virus Software on my Windows XP Home 32bit System. After a serious crash I had to fall back to an outdated copy of my initial ...
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Devices/Printers list not loading on Windows 7 with Bluetooth enabled

I'm having a weird recurring issue on my Win7 machine. It has Bluetooth, is sometimes connected to some Bluetooth devices, and it has a printer attached and a few network printers configured. After a ...
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What command line options are available to svchost.exe?

It seems the only command line option used by Windows for svchost.exe is -k, followed by the group name which svchost needs to start for a given service. Yet, use of a command line option indicates ...
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Host USB device connections disabled

I have a problem regarding VMware. Host USB device connections disabled The connection to the VMware USB Arbitration Service was unsuccessful. Please check the status of this service in the ...
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Error during installation of MySQL (Could not start service)

I am trying to install MySQL but I keep getting an error! I am using mysql-5.5.11-winx64.msi on Windows 7 x64. The error message reads Could not start the service MySQL Now the installer just ...
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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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Block writing in sections of registry run, services, drivers

I'm looking for a program block (ask me for permission) writing in sections of registry Run (RunOnce), Services, Drivers. Before I used Ad-Aware 1.06, but now it's out of date. New versions Ad-Aware ...
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Cannot install iTunes- iPod Service error

I am using Windows 7 64-bit. I have had problems with the service starting before, fixed by manually starting it, and I have had problems installing updates. So, I have uninstalled it and reinstalled ...
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How can I get call centre information from CallCenterAnywhere

Our organisation uses some software called CallCenterAnywhere to manage a customer services centre which it does well as far as I can tell, but we'd like to extract some information from it to present ...
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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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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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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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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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Server 2012 R2 stops services at startup

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that will not start services automatically at startup. When the Server Manager Dashboard appears under local server and all servers I get a red box around ...
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ansible playbook handlers not starting nginx service through notify statement even when changed is true

I've started trying to learn how to use Ansible. I'm following an Ansible Tutorial from Servers for Hackers, and I'm trying out the examples on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS ...
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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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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...