The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
6answers
24k views

Why/how is svchost.exe using all of my 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. ...
1
vote
0answers
461 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Why my service doesn't work with windows 8.1 withour msiexec REINSTALL?

I checked my service on: xp: x32/x64, Vista: x32/x64, 7: x32/x64, 8 and everywhere everything was fine untill I tried do same on windows 8.1 It is not working. Here how .bat look like: msiexec /i ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

How do I make an exe into a service on Windows?

I recently made an application that has multiple parts. One of the parts is a networking tool - it always starts with the OS, and it never displays any sort of message. It does, however, start an ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
3
votes
0answers
32 views

Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled

I want to share my lan internet connection over my hosted network. But it's being failed due to An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled... I found this post but all the ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Windows Service stops on Server Patch

I'm a developer that has a Windows Service that runs on a production server that sends emails that are entered into a database on a database server. Although the service is set to start automatically, ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

uninstall a windows service framework 3.5 with a command line

I want to know wow to uninstall a windows service build in framework 3.5 without using the Programs and Features option, I want to use a command line command, any ideas?
1
vote
3answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

Run a non-GUI application as a service in windows 8

I have done this in linux and it was pretty easy but in windows I'm lost! Is there any way to run a command line application in windows as a service? My goal is to run tor in the background without ...
10
votes
2answers
908 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

Can I install a windows service on the D:\ drive?

Is there any downside to installing a windows service on the D:\ drive rather than the C:\ drive?
23
votes
2answers
43k views

What does “delayed start” do in startup type for a Windows service?

What is the difference between Automatic and Automatic (Delayed Start) for a property setting for a Windows service? i.e. what do I gain or lose by setting my service as one or the other? Running the ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Can you do permanent damage when disabling services at startup using the “msconfig” utility in Windows?

Does disabling Windows startup services in the msconfig utility make a noticeable difference in boot time? Also, can you do permanent/irreversible damage to the operating system by disabling core ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

How to install printer which should be accessible from windows service?

My application started as a windows service which does not see printer installed on my PC. But if this application is started as a regular windows application it can see this printer. How can I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

I would like to increase the default 30s service timeout period on my Windows 7 64bit system. My SQL Server Express service fails to start a lot of times on boot. I found these instructions: ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Impersonating windows server using client from outside the domain

Let me describe a situation: I am sitting on a Mac in a remote office and I remotely administer few different small Active Directory domains. My boss ask me to collect some client machine ...
0
votes
1answer
458 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
12k views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing a Windows Service without Visual Studio's installutil.exe

In a few days I'll be installing a Windows Service I developed on my development machine (which ultimately hosts a WCF-over-SOAP service) on a staging machine. Since I have Visual Studio 2013, I can ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How can I select what user account will run a Windows service (run as) from command-line?

As one of the steps for installing CRON daemon for CygWin in Windows, it is worthful (not mandatory on WinXP, but seems to be greatly adviced since Win7) to change (along with some others ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

ex.ter.nal.ip:8081 changes to localhost:8081

Asked this question on Server Fault before, but got redirected to here. Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I installed YouTrack from Jetbrains on my Windows 7 machine, which works ...
0
votes
2answers
69 views

What service responsible for VPN server?

I have this VPN server on my OS and when I send my computer to sleep and return it from one, the server stops to receive incoming connections. So I reboot it and it works again. Either that or I can ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Windows Update service missing

Hello this is very strange. Some of our customers fail to install IE10 and I found out it is because the Windows Update service is not there at all (in services.msc). Microsoft fix-it for Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Better service manager utility for Windows?

The default service manager utility in Windows is kind of inconvenient. Is there any (possibly free) utility that can... Change startup settings of multiple services at once (using checkboxes or ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

php-cgi.exe as a windows service

I am trying to start PHP as a service, I run this command: C:\Windows\system32>sc create PHPSERVER binpath= "C:\php\php-cgi.exe -b 127.0.0.1:9000" start= auto [SC] CreateService SUCCESS But the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

How do I add a dependency to an existing service?

Hi there I was researching a problem for a program I have on my computer. The program relies on the SSDP Discovery service to be started first BUT it is not added as a dependency... I would like to ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

How can I run a non-service EXE on Windows XP as a service that will always run and automatically restart?

I have an executable (unison.exe in server mode) that I wish to run as automatically starting service on a Windows XP machine. I've installed it using the instsrv.exe and anysrv.exe method (tools ...
1
vote
1answer
262 views

Group policy - restart specific service if it stops

If you want to restart a service if it fails on a single computer this is done by changing a setting on the service in services.msc. But the same option does not seem to exist when you want to do the ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows Backup service spawning endlessly and occupying processor

System is Windows 8.1 (Upgraded from 8). Windows Backup or "FileHistory" (as it seems to be named now) is deactivated - and always was. Problem: A service process named "Microsoft Windows Backup" is ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Get the Windows Scheduler's Location Or Code?

Today i got a task to find the scheduler that is running once in a month, actually I have to change its running time period to once a week. I have searched for it in the Windows scheduled tasks, but ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Windows - Use Local Service and/or Network Service account for a windows service

I've created a window's service that monitors files on a specific directory on our Windows OS. When a file is detected, the service does some file I/O, reads the files, creates sub-directories, etc. ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

Fix Synergy so it works on Login/Locked screen

I like Synergy -- I have it set up on a mac (server) and windows 7 (client), but I have a couple problems with it on windows: I'd like it to start automatically on boot It doesn't work on the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Windows Task Scheduler: Schedule task to run once every 10 seconds

In my windows, I want to schedule a windows service to start once every 10 seconds. I tried using the windows task scheduler but it only gives me an option to repeat the service daily, weekly and ...
0
votes
2answers
468 views

Identifying Windows service generating network traffic

Windows services run within host processes. Observing the traffic using Windows 8's Resource Monitor, I see traffic generated by svchost.exe (netsvcs). It appears to be directed towards an IP address ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

windows xp , 7 service interactive with each logged in user but ran as admin / service

I am a Java developer and what this for my application. This is more of a windows issue than of Java. It has been one week x 8 hours a day or more since I am only at this issue, listening to other ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Problems after installing Microsoft Services for UNIX

I had Cygwin installed and everything worked liked a charm. At some point I installed Microsoft Services for UNIX on my computer and the problems started. When I open up a commnad shell an wanna try ...
0
votes
2answers
258 views

After 5 minutes desktop boot, some program(s) starts on Windows 7

The system is Windows 7, 32 bits. I have started only Thunderbird, Skype, 7 Sticky Notes and Look'n'Stop firewall. 5 minutes after system boot and full desktop load, I get a busy cursor, the windows ...
0
votes
2answers
915 views

How to access mapped directory from a windows service

As a rule of thumb Windows services can't access mapped drives and you have to use UNC paths instead. I'm convinced that there's a way around this so that a Windows service can access a mapped drive ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

UNC path for windows service not accessible

I have a remote directory that a web application accesses via a UNC path e.g. \\192.168.0.42\g$\files. The web app runs on Tomcat which is being run as a Windows service i.e. no user is logged in. I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows Application Experience service - could it be the cause of a crash?

I am investigating a crash in an application (as a developer of the application). One of the things that happens at the time of the crash is that the Application Experience service starts. I am ...
3
votes
4answers
179 views

What's the max Windows 7 access possible to restrict tampering with single service?

I'm developing an ADHD management system for myself. Without going into detail (and as silly as it may sound for a grown man to need something like this), I need to build a me-proof service to run on ...
0
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
162 views

Need to start my application on Windows logon screen

I have a problem. I have a GSM device and I wrote an application in C#. The app continuously receives SMSs and stores them in a database, but when Windows gets restarted, I have to explicitly login ...