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Stop/start a Windows service with a specific path?

I would like to create some scripts (Windows Batch or PowerShell, whichever will work) that can stop and start services that have their binPath in a specific folder. It will speed things up when ...
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What can speed up Windows shutdown?

What steps can I take to speed up the shutdown of my Windows 7 workstation? I have tried setting to 0 the ClearPageFileAtShtudown registry setting with some improvement. Here is the rest of the ...
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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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Why %USERDOMAIN% is not “NT AUTHORITY” for SYSTEM user?

Running the following command set USERDOMAIN set USERNAME in a Windows service will return USERDOMAIN=MY_CORPORATE_DOMAIN USERNAME=SYSTEM . But my service was running in "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM". ...
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Windows 7 services terminate unexpectedly

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and recently started to have problems with my sound and network connection. According to the logs, the following four services keep on terminating at random times, but ...
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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 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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How do I extract a list of services AND what account they run as?

The emphasis of this question is on the second half. I know how to extract a list of all the services and how to filter on their state. However, what I am unsure how to do is to extract the user ...
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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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How to start an external process in a ruby windows service?

I use this as a template to start an external task from a service LOG_FILE = 'C:\\Tmp\\win32_daemon_test.log' begin require 'rubygems' require 'win32/daemon' include Win32 class DemoDaemon ...
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Windows 8.1 and Android Lollipop USB Tethering strange behavior

I have a problem under Windows 8.1 when I try to use internet through an Android USB Tethering... I have a nexus 5 and when I enabled the USB Tethering, it works fine (I can navigate and use ...
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Unable to see storage devices on Resource Monitor

I have a small problem after fixing some sync issues with my SSDs. It seems that I am unable to see storage devices on "Storage" on Resource Monitor's Disk tab. I can only see the consolidated Disk ...
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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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If I want to change the binaries of a Windows Service, do I need to reinstall it, or can I just restart it?

I will occasionally need to update a service on a Windows machine. I currently have admin access, but wont in the future. I've done some quick testing and found that it still manages to work if I just ...
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SQL Server service dependency not working

I have an service that tries to connect to a MSSQL DB on startup, but when I start the computer it throws an error becouse it's not able to connect to the DB. This happens becouse the specific DB was ...
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Wsservice fails while attempting to fix Windows Store 8.1

My Metro Apps are not loading. They return: This App can't run Using this command in Powershell: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ...
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my script wont work for windows service recovery

I can seem to get this setting to work. My asfh.vbs looks like this: Dim objShell Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" ) objShell.Run("iexplore") Set objShell = Nothing I crash ...
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Java service won't start when using srvany.exe and Java 8

I have a couple of Java applications that I run as services on my work machine using srvany.exe. After resolving a previous issue, this system hasn't caused any major problems for us. However, after ...
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Windows System Sounds not playing (Windows 8.1 x64)

In the Volume Mixer, when I drag the "Speakers" master volume level slider, I hear the expected Ding. But When I drag the System Sounds slider, nothing. Sound from applications is working normally. I ...
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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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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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Launching Google Chrome 38 in background using node and socket-io

I need to launch google chrome in the background using service that will be using AD user. Windows service is running node.js and i'm launching Chrome by request via Socket-io. Chrome should open ...
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Stopping (and starting) remote services when MS SQLServer stops/is available

We have an application (windows service, Java) running on server A and MS SQLServer 2008R2 running on server B. What's the best way to stop the application on server A if the SQLServer on server B ...
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Windows Process Activation Service requiring temp file in inetpub

I was looking to delete inetpub from my windows 8.1 laptop, which I have absolutely no need for IIS or anything involved with it. There was only a few things in inetpub to begin with, but one specific ...
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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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WMI StartService Parameter

I'm currently using WMI to start a service, which is nice. But additionally, I would like to send a start-up parameter to this service. Is there anyway to do this using WMI? I couldn't find anything ...
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Which vista services can be disabled without problems?

I use Vista on a HP pavilion DV2 laptop. When I look through all the services my laptop starts, it really seems there's way too much of it. I multi boot with XP and 7. Both startup in 40 seconds. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...