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 change path to executable to a service?

i want to change the path to executable for a service from command. how can i do that? i want to run another exe from that service's path to executable.
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What is the difference between “manual” and “disabled” service in Windows?

Windows services seem to come in three start-up types: Automatic: seems to mean that it is started at bootup Manual: seems to mean that it is not started at bootup Disabled: also seems to mean that ...
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What Windows services can I safely disable?

I'm trying to improve the boot time and general performance of a Windows XP machine and figure the massive collection of services that Windows automatically starts have to have an impact. Are there ...
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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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How to remove MySQL service from Windows

I've removed all MySQL programs from my Win7 64bit desktop and I still have the MySQL service.How can I remove it? MySQL programs I removed: MySQL Community Server 5.1 MySQL Community Server 5.5 ...
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Remove services on OS X

I'm looking to remove some services completely, or at least from the list in the Keyboard preference pane. I've tried: Service Scrubber. It only removes services from the menu — something you've ...
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What's the difference between an Application, Process, and Services?

How are these fundamentally different "things" on Windows? Aren't all running things Processes? It seems that every Application has an associated process that shuts it down if it is shut down. ...
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How do I get the “net send” messenger service working on Windows 7?

When trying to use the method below to send message in Windows 7 nothing happens. net send It seems the Messenger Service is not working. Any suggestions as to why?
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What in the world is ctfmon.exe?

I seem to see "ctfmon.exe" in the running tasks of every Windows PC I've used. I've always called it "capture the flag monitor." What is it really used for, do I need it, and if not, can I safely ...
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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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How to install Jenkins on Windows Server 2012

This may sound like a trivial question but here is what is happening: I grab the latest version of Jenkins as native installer for Windows (1.491 in my case) I set up a Windows Server 2012 (official ...
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Which windows XP services can I disable without major consequence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Windows services can I safely disable? I want to disable some Windows XP services to make PC run faster. I am not going to be using the PC for anything complex, but ...
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Best srvany.exe for Windows XP and Windows 7?

What is the best program to use on windows XP and Windows 7 to do what srvany.exe does on windows NT (run a process as a service)?
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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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In Windows 7, is there a way to know how much memory a service is using?

In windows 7, is there a way (by using common interface or a custom utility) to know how much memory a specific windows service is using ? It seems most services are hosted by svchost.exe processes ...
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In ubuntu, is there a command to show a list of ALL autostart services?

The questions in short: In Ubuntu, (1) is there a command to show a list of all autostart services? (2) is there a command to check if a service is autostarted at boot time or not? I did Google and ...
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Are there any torrent clients that run as a service?

I turn off all of my computers at night except for my server. I'd like to be able to have my torrent downloads run on my server, which won't be logged in, so I'm wondering if there are any clients ...
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What is the Office Source Engine and what does it do?

What is the purpose of the Office Source Engine service that Microsoft installs for newer versions of the Office suite?
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Ever heard of a Windows service called 'darkness'?

Is it a malware? The computer has been diagnosed with some viruses. I've tried looking here but haven't found any information about it yet.
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How to install True Image on Windows XP?

I have 1 license of Acronis True Image 2011 for 1 PC. I had it previously installed on my Windows Vista machine and it was working. Now, I wanted to move it to a Windows XP machine, by uninstalling it ...
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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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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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How do I prevent Linux services from auto-starting?

I have recently migrated from Windows to Linux (xubuntu) I am a developer and have installed everything I need, LAMP. In Windows I used to turn off all unnecessary services - I don't need the Apache ...
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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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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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How do I enable services on a Windows computer via a command line?

On my Sony Viao pcg-811124 laptop with Windows 7, I disabled all non-Windows services through msconfig. When I restarted my laptop, it booted up, but I cannot view the screen, even in safe mode. I ...
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How do I extract a list of Windows services and their status to a text file?

I would like to get a text dump of the screen you see when running services.msc (except the Description column). This is so I can run a diff after installing different software that adds services to ...
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Remove Windows service from command line

I would like to do this because I have a half installed service because of installation failure which is just there, non-functioning. How can I delete the Windows service using the command line?
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Changing windows service display name?

I would like to change the display name of a windows service that has already been created. I have read online that I can just alter the value in the registry. If I alter it in the registry and then ...
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Pin “View Local Services” to Windows 7 Taskbar?

I have to view the Windows services often and would like to pin the "View Local Services" to the Windows 7 taskbar somehow. It doesn't work when I try to drag it from the start menu, nor can I drag a ...
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Mysterious notepad.exe spawned every morning

Since a couple of weeks, when I sit down in the morning and unlock my PC at work, I see a notepad window, complaining that it "Cannot find c:\oracle.message.txt". This is quite unnerving - I thought I ...
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Linux services: is there a GUI for services?

I am looking for a GUI program, that shows running services from /etc/init.d (and /etc/init), and allows to manage (start / stop / runlevel) them. What can you recommend? Background: even though I ...
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Managing service accounts in an RPM spec

I've been given a partially-complete RPM spec for a service we're writing. It gets as far as making the required directories, copying files, setting permissions, etc., but it doesn't make the ...
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What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?
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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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How I analyzed svchost high CPU utilization problem [closed]

My machine was attacked by a trojan that manifested itself as a service in the netsvcs svchost process. This process can be identified using Process Explorer as 'svchost -k netsvcs'. The symptoms I ...
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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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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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Alternative to the Windows Service Manager (services.msc) which supports filtering out signed Microsoft executables?

Is there a Service Manager for Windows which allows me to easily filter out all the Microsoft services with verified signatures? I've looked at Turbo Services Manager but it doesn't have this ...
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Controlling Upstart job as unprivileged user

What's the best way to allow an unprivileged user to control an upstart job? By controlling an upstart job I mean starting/stopping/reloading/restarting it: start myservice I can imagine one way ...
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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Starting services in batch file on windows 7

I have a fairly simple batch file which does just one thing - "net start myservice". This batch file gets shortcut-ed in a program group by installer so that users can simply click on the icon and get ...
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ClamAV/FreshClam Update Intervals

Ubuntu 9.10 Silly question time: When the clamav-freshclam service is running, how often is clamav checking for updates? Or do I have to manually run freshclam via a cronjob?
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Now who's using my COM port?

I am trying to figure out who's locking my COM port. Tried to search but could not find a way to figure that out. I am using XP. Was wondering if 'Process Explorer' utility provides something for the ...
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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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GUI tool to manage services in Ubuntu [closed]

Are there any GUI tools to manage the services running on Ubuntu?
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What is Windows 7 service dependency tree?

Is there a chart or a list of Windows 7 Profesional built-in services and their dependencies? I manually did this in the past with Windows XP when I had time, but there seems to be a couple dozen ...
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Is there a way to determine which service (in svchost.exe) does an outgoing connection?

I'm redoing my firewall configuration with more restrictive policies and I would like to determine the provenance (and/or destination) of some outgoing connections. I have an issue because they come ...
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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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Automatically restart Windows service if it is not running

I have a windows service running on a Windows 2003 server. Under the properties option when you right click the service, there is an option to restart the service if it fails. The options available ...