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Windows 8 - All of my permissions are broken

Windows 8 user here, and when I first started up my new computer, I discovered that almost all the permissions were broken. I did not have write access to several key areas, such as the root directory ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?

What is going on here? I have almost nothing running. By almost nothing, I mean Firefox, and some background network applications that are entirely passive and would never use this much memory. ...
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Exchange 2003 - Virtual Pop Service doesn't restart

I have an interesting issue with one of the servers I look after. When the server is rebooted the POP3 virtual server under Exchange System Manager does not start but the POP3 services under windows ...
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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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Determining the cause of a Windows Service state change

How can the process/service that started or stopped a service be determined? For example, I am finding that recently, the Computer Browser, Server, and Workstation services (as well as the ...
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Windows Service GUI Editor

I am looking for a GUI that lets me manage and edit Windows Services. The Windows control panel "Services" explorer doesn't let me do any editing of a service's set-up. I found these two ...
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Web Access Control Service - what is it for?

What is the Web Access Control Service (wacsvc.exe) for? Can I safely disable it? Because every once in a while, it goes crazy, and uses 99% CPU until it is restarted. This is on a Windows 7 Home ...
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What is the “Windows Update” service German translation?

I'm trying to enable the Windows Update service on a German Windows Vista machine. I tried translating "update" to German and looking for that but there does not appear to be anything similar. Does ...
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How do I disable Sharp's Network scanning tool from startup?

I have Sharp's Network Scanning tool installed on my system however since I rarely use the printer I'd rather not have this scanning tool running in my system tray always. I can manually right-click ...
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Service created with NSSM will not start when logon as 'Local System' account

I'm trying to install the TOR component obfsproxy.exe as a service using NSSM but it only works if I modify the service to logon as my own user account. NSSM creates services with the logon account ...
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Best GUI for creating and editing Windows Services [closed]

I want to create windows services with a GUI, but the built-in windows services manager doesn't do this. What is a good windows software that does this well? What I want to do is open the program, ...
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Windows Security Center Service is missing

I am trying to fix a Windows 7 machine here that has been infected with all kinds of Malware. I have removed all of them as far as I can see but I am stumped by one last task. One little bugger ...
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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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Windows 8 / Live ID / Service logon credentials

Which logon credentials can one use to run a windows service with different permissions than "Local System" when the user is logged in using his Windows Live ID? I have developed a windows service ...
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Service recovery not triggered on “A timeout was reached” error for a .NET service?

A C# service that I have authored will occasionally not automatically start on VMs that are booting up -- we see the "A timeout was reached while waiting for the service to connect" entry in the Event ...
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Run a scheduled task after a Windows service is started

I want to run a scheduled task every time after a given service is started. I have looked for a way to set a trigger on a service start, so that the service in question may be started automatically ...
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Audio services in windows 7

In an attempt of blocking a viral service on my system (which was restarting my system automatically for every 30 seconds), I disabled all the services, and later enabled trustworthy services only. ...
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Service 'Windows Licensing Monitoring Service (WLMS)' cannot be started

Since I'm looking to improve my Sharepoint knowledge, I downloaded the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1) from Microsoft ...
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Windows service fails to start with local user until password is entered again in logon tab

Basically we have a service where we use a local account as its logon. it has all the proper permissions, and everything is working fine, service starts and runs and all is good. Then one day, after ...
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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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identifying windows service

On my win7 machine when I watch a movie in XBMC, once per hour the desktop regains the focus. The movie keeps playing, but in the background now, so I can only hear it. It is quite irritating. I ...
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How can I enable different services for different users?

How can I disable/enable specific services from starting up on windows load for specific users on my PC? Practical example: UserA, the developer, needs to have all the services available at windows ...
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Local service accounts

Normally we create service accounts in Active Directory, and if we install things like SQL Server, etc, we set the software services we set them to use those service accounts. The service accounts ...
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Unable to Change NT Service Startup Type

I installed Oracle recently on my Windows 7 laptop, and would like to change the services to startup manually (rather than automatically) because they use something like 1GB of ram. I'm unable to ...
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How to completely remove MySQL from a windows 7 machine

I'm new to MySQL struggling to find a version and workbench which works stably on my 64 bit windows 7 machine. I've decided to attempt to completely remove MySQL from my machine and to restart the ...
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Sound entirely stopped working on Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro

I am currently running Windows 8 (downloaded from DreamSpark) on a Macbook Pro. This worked fine for a while but suddenly all audio stopped working. When I go to "Playback devices" and hit "Test" on ...
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Blank list of windows services

Recently when I open windows services (always as administrator) I get a blank list of services: When I try and click on one of the empty lines I get this "Script Error" message: This happens ...
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Batch files to install Windows Service as Administrator

I'm trying to automate the install of a Windows Service for when I'm testing it locally. It is built in .NET... I'd usually open the Visual Studio Command Prompt as Administrator and then type the ...
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Windows 7: The audio service is not running?

Why isn't my audio service running? It's so random. Sometimes I am able to change my PC volumn, other times I am not. I've restarted the following services: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Multimedia ...
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Edit windows service to log on as specific user using a batch script

I have several programs that are installed as a service. By default, after installation, the service runs as Local System Account. I can change it through services.msc, service properties to the ...
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Run Windows services without administrator privileges

How can I start and stop Windows 2008 services without administrator privileges? I want to give a non-admininstrator user rights to start and stop Windows services.
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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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In Windows 7 Home Premium, is it possible to grant a user account the “log on as a service” right and if so, how?

The title says it all. I need to have the ability for a local user account to log on as a service on a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium. In Windows 7 Ultimate, this is accomplished by going to ...
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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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Product keeps trying to install on every startup after a fail

Product: Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6) -- Error 1706.No valid source could be found for product Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6). The Windows Installer cannot continue. I've looked in ...
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Broadband gets disconnected after some service fails

I have Windows XP installed on my computer which has some issues due to which "DHCP Client" service often fails, earlier I could rectify this just by starting the service, however recently I switched ...
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Security Warning prompt when using a service to launch an unsigned program from local HDD

I have a remote Windows Embedded box (basically a limited-feature copy of WinXPSP3), on which I have a Windows service whose only purpose in life is to make sure that a copy of a particular ...
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Running postgres as a service on windows starts and stops immediately

Since I restarted windows to install updates, Postgres stopped starting as a service. I thought it may be a permissions so I gave everyone the ability to to modify the postgres install folder. I ...
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How to re-install http windows service

I replaced apache webserver with http(WINHTTP windows service) for use virtual hosts feature. But I was missing http(WINHTTP windows service) which I previously removed.I now want to reinstall this ...
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Where does Windows load the code for imagepath-less services?

I've got a bunch of services of the form: R3 NDProxy;NDIS Proxy; [x] R3 Ntfs;Ntfs; [x] R1 Null;Null; [x] Where normally the value after the semicolon would be the svchost group (if any) and loaded ...
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How to stop EngineServer.exe when a memory leaks happen?

EngineServer, or McAfee Engine Server is a McAfee service, known for memory leaks (documented in KB59962 here and discussed here. It seems that the fix is installing a patch. A workaround listed in ...
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Is there a way to start or stop a service from powershell and block until the service starts?

I have to reset a sequence of services on a group of servers in a certain order. sc.exe is asynchronous, it will return when the service is in the START_PENDING or STOP_PENDING state. ...
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Setting windows policy for service users

I wan't to set up windows policy definitions (specifically, block access to removable media) to service users. For a regular user, I use the following definition in the registry: ...
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Are there unique (untranslated) identifiers for Windows service names?

I just wanted to "restart SharePoint" on one of our servers. So I quickly looked up which services need to be restarted to do that. Which lead me to a blog article that describes a script to restart ...
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How to disable window service when the service doesn't accept SERVICE_ACCEPT_STOP control code?

Actually, I trying to disable terminal service in windows XP. But this service doesn't accept any control code. even SERVICE_ACCEPT_SHUTDOWN. I can't disable it in system control panel, using net ...
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Triggering tasks and running programs when Windows 7 is plugged in or unplugged? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to execute a program on power events? Is there a Windows event that I can watch in Task Scheduler that will trigger when the power is plugged in? And an ...
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Is it normal for scheduled task behaviour to differ from running the batch file manually?

I have a windows service that I need to stop and start every 30 minutes using a Windows Scheduled Task. The service itself can be manually stopped via the Services management console (right-click -> ...
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How to force stop a service in Windows 7?

I'm trying to disable the beep service on my Windows 7 laptop. I've tried to use "net stop beep", but that just results in "Service could not be stopped". I've also tried stopping the service via ...
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Unable to find Barcode Scanner

I have an a Symbol barcode scanner model LS2208 that I'm trying to use on a Windows XP machine. The scanner uses RS-232 for its connection. The problem I'm having with the scanner is that it can ...
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Windows 7 laptop slowing to near-standstill — PML HPZ12

My laptop was getting sluggish, to the point of being unusable. Nearly locked up entirely. I could barely get Task Manager to open, and when it finally did, it showed no applications running, and no ...