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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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Is it possible to give a user admin privledges over a service? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled? Our network admin set the ColdFusion 9 Application Server service to start automatically, ...
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We have already running windows process. How to determine what parameters it has been ran with?

For example I have a running process seen in windows task manager (.exe). I'd like to see the parameters that's been passed to the process when it was started. I do not start this proces, nor I have ...
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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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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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System tray app for controlling services?

Is there a system tray app out there that provides quick access for controlling system services? I'm thinking a popup menu that lists all services on the system and provides Start/Stop/Restart ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the best way to run a Console Application once per day at a certain time?

What is the best way to run a Console application (C#) once per day at a certain time on Windows XP? I want to see the Console window.
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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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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 ...
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Can I configure windows search service only for Outlook, but NOT SearchIndexer?

Outlook 2010 seem to rely it's search features on windows search, in windows 7. I want to disable SearchIndexer.exe from indexing my hard drives, permamently. However I wish to keep the search ...
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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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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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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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TeamCity Build Agent service immediately fails with 1053 'did not start in a timely fashion'

I have a Windows XP SP3 machine with a TeamCity 6.5 Build Agent I am trying to make run under a different account. However, when I try to start it, it fails immediately with the following error: ...
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How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled?

I have following scenario: I'm local admin on my computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and UAC enabled Computer is not in domain and is not under group policy I run some program without running it as ...
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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 ...
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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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Manage processes on an distributed windows computer system

I want to manage the startup / re-start and shutdown of a multi module software system running on a set of windows machines. For example: [some machines booted, some still doing so] run the whole ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 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 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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I debug periodic 100% memory usage by services.exe?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 on a MacBook Pro via Boot Camp (i.e. it boots natively). Recently services.exe started exhibiting behavior whereby every 15 minutes or so it will ramp up over the course of ...
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Windows (7) “Server” Service is not starting

I've noticed that my Server service is not starting, though it is marked as "Automatic". I've checked the event viewer for the errors and found out, that it is not starting due to the error: Invalid ...
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Why does Automatic Updates service hang on startup with Windows 2000 Server?

I have a Windows Server 2000 machine that has a popup on startup saying that a service failed to start. In the Windows Event Log there is the following message: System Log Source: Service Control ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...