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Questions tagged [services]

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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Mac OS - Finder Services Menu Very Fragile

I've created some Services (now Quick Actions in Mojave) in Automator, and it seems like whenever I add a new one, the Finder Services menu breaks completely and takes forever to 'fix itself'. ...
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NRPE Service Fails to Restart on Redhat

Whenever I try to restart/start my nrpe service on client machine, the following error shows up: Failed at step EXEC spawning /usr/lib/systemd/system/nrpe.service: Exec format error Can anyone ...
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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler Error While Add/Disable a Task

When I try disable a existing task or add a new task, the following error appears. Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to an error....
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How to re-enable Network & Sharing Center in Windows 10

I have a puzzling issue. My Windows 10 machine one day a few weeks ago started to have connectivity problems. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Steam have almost no ability to complete a web request (Can't ...
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Windows time service configuration update by non-admin user

I want to configure Windows Time Settings as a non-administrator user and without using an elevated command prompt. I gave permission to user to change the system time from User Rights Assignments. ...
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W3SVC service startup

I'm trying to test a WCF project that I've published which was created in VB.NET. When I go into IIS manager and try to start the website, it says Websites cannot be started unless both the ...
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Mapped drives not found by windows service, despite logging in as correct account

Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 OS Build 16299.666 I have a service which would like to access network drive U:/public/blah.txt. Running it as a normal user with the command prompt works, running it ...
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Delivery Optimization Service can't be disabled after the last Windows 10 Update

I'm always disabling this service because it keeps using my whole bandwidth.. but after the October update, there is like a restriction or something because when I tried to disable it using the ...
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Skype still receiving calls after terminating process

Skype on Windows 10 will still receive incoming calls even after terminating the process. There are no services to disable under the names 'Skype' or 'Microsoft Skype'. How can I prevent Skype from ...
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How to restore http service on Windows 10 while accidentally removed the service [duplicate]

While installing Apache as a service, I have accidentally removed Windows' default http service. Now many dependant services don't work and I can't get it back. Is there a way (beside restore points ...
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Which privileges/settings are responsible so standard user can start a service? [duplicate]

My code works fine on one computer but the same code generates error code 5 (access denied) on another computer. Essentially ::OpenService() call fails because of the flag SERVICE_START because the ...
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what is the FIBS service in windows

A friend of mine is from Iraq, we hang out at a certain restaurant, when he tries to access the internet using the same WPA2-personal host-id encryption type (AES) and password credentials his ...
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SSH reverse tunnel pseudo terminal error on windows as service

When I make an a bat file named serveo.bat, with code written: ssh -tt -R myweburl:80:127.0.0.1:80 serveo.net I then use nssm to load it as a service, then I run the service with command nssm ...
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Error 1053 when starting windows service

I have a dummy application that I want to start as a Windows service. The application doesn't exist yet, but I know it needs to start automatically when the computer boots, so I'm trying to set up the ...
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vmnat.exe downloading too much data without any internet activity in virtual machine. How to stop it?

I am having a metered connection, recently I noticed by going in resource monitor that vmnat.exe is downloading much data. I do not want to disable this service because I use VMware on the system but ...
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how to run system services by sending request via browser

I want to create an interface similar to that of a dsl router where you can edit network settings in the browser and restart the router with new settings. I want to edit some settings in the browser ...
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Speed Up Windows - Disable Services

In 2007 to 2009 there was an amazing peace of software for windows xp (but it worked perfectly for windows 7 as well) that used to display all the services running on a computer, what it was for and ...
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SLES 12 Service start and stop order doesnt work

my system runs on suse enterprise 12 sp2. I have two services sapinit and sapcontrol. At startup the service sapinit has to be started before the sapcontrol service can start and at shutdown or stop ...
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Can't run most services. How do I fix that?

I had a mild suspicion that someone accessed my PC remotely, so I went into services and disabled some of them (like remote registry), just in case. Unfortunately, I disabled something necessary, too....
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Create another instance of a service that won't be closed with systemctl stop

I want to create another instance of sshd on another port which won't be closed with systemctl stop, but I don't know how to go about doing it. I don't know much about Linux, so I have only tried ...
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Service Manager Recovery Tab

So to my understanding those failsafes are triggered if the service for some reason fails to start. But are they also trigger if the service fails to start because she is disabled?
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Delay IIS until all Windows services are completely initialized

I have some Windows services that are used by the Web services. After a host reboot, Web Services are available before the Windows services are done initializing. Is there a way to delay the IIS to ...
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Execute cmd command after service starts on Windows

I've added Apache to Services and set its startup type to automatic. This makes sure the service starts every time computer is started. I'd also like to execute a curl command (curl somedomain.com), ...
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Data Usage Service usage and functionality

I was going through services to disable and I stumbled upon Data Usage service. The description says: Data Usage Network data usage, data limit, restrict background data, metered ...
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Win10 OpenSSH failed to install sshd service

I am trying to re-install the OpenSSH Windows 10 feature on my computer, however the sshd service is failing to install. I have tried installing the feature both via the "optional features" and via ...
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Running a script that requires the DISPLAY=:1 command, as a service

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with the Xfce desktop + VNC server to access it. I have a script that launches and controls a GUI app. I can launch it from a shell with DISPLAY=:1 /home/script.sh and it ...
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How to list options of a service

On CentOS, there is a service which we normally run service acme_donkey start registry I would like to find out if there are any options to this service, such debug, etc. Is there a way of doing this?...
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Windows 10: What is the process lifecycle in the face of logoffs, switching users, and power state changes (sleep, hibernate)?

I have a program operation that is initiated when a user is logged on, but it is long-running and non-interactive in nature, and could be completed in the background. I'm confused by the process ...
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Windows internals for starting large numbers of services

Does any one know the specifics of how Windows handles starting a large number of services that are independent of each other? For example say I have one hundred non-trivial services that need to ...
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Windows service : how to run a program with administrator privileges?

I would like to create a windows service that launches a Powershell script with administrator privileges. To do so, I used PowerGUI to transform my script into an exe file and I also used PowerGUI to ...
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Starting a windows service with net.exe without showing the console window

I want to start a service silently with the net.exe command from a non elevated bat file. But I only want the UAC prompt to be asked for the net.exe and after that I don't want the console window to ...
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How to disable OneSyncSvc_c523d on Win10?

Noticed that the sneaky Windows had turned on Service name: OneSyncSvc_c523d Display Name: Sync Host_c523d service by setting it on Automatic (Delayed Start). Tried to switch it to Disabled, but it ...
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svchost.exe eating CPU: which of these services can be the cause?

Thanks to these awesome instructions I was finally (!) able to identify the services of the svchost.exe process which eats so much of my CPU on my Windows XP Professional SP3 (Version 2002): Process ...
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Can I see which app modified service settings in Windows?

Background: something turned off a bunch of services, and the network connection failed when I eventually rebooted the computer. I want to know why this happened =) I looked through the system log: ...
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Strange, similar services running on my PC: are they viruses?

there are a couple of services from UnistackSvcGroup, BcastDVRUserService and others running on my Windows 10 machine with a weird name. I did some research on the web about services from these groups ...
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Failed at step EXEC spawning: No such file or directory

Given the following one-shot service, enabled at boot, [Unit] Description = My Server Daemon Documentation = https://etcetc.org Wants = network-online.target getty.target NetworkManager-wait-online....
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Windows Audio service not working

My audio stopped working recently. There were no particular events that could have prompted this (maybe an automatic OS update). I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron. Initial error message At ...
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What's the point of adding service to firewall rules in centos?

My purpose is to make firewall allow connections to my newly installed service/server/daemon on Centos. I create /etc/firewalld/services/myservice.xml file, then reload firewall, then do: firewall-...
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IPAddressDeny property does NOT block connection to server

I have set the property IPAddressDeny is set to any inside a systemd service unit: [Unit] Description=Sound Service Requires=pulseaudio.socket [Service] # Note that notify will only work if --...
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Which Windows service controls screen brightness?

Most of the laptops I've owned have been fine, however several Windows versions (including Windows 10) have had this occasional bug where the brightness controls will stop working when I wake the ...
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Limit service to specific active user session

Is it possible to have a program that is installed as a service set to enabled while a specific user is logged on, but then disable itself when that user disconnects, logs off or even locks the screen?...
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Systemd Service stops when closing the last SFTP / SSH Session

I recently moved my Server from a virtual machine to a new machine. Since then I sometimes have the inexplicable event, that my Teamspeak Server stops (and that auto-restarts because that's how I ...
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How to automatically restart crond if it is not running?

I use cron job to monitor and restart other services if they are not running. But how to monitor/restart crond itself?
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Send external IP address to an email

I want to remotely send the IP address (external) of a desktop PC when it changes. I found this page explaining how to build a Windows service doing exactly what I was looking for: Run every 30 ...
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Service, Daemon, Startup… What's the right way?

I think I'm having part terminology problem, part just plain newb problem, part tired of reading problem. I've gotten so far on my home energy monitor project, from getting my SDR radio working, ...
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For windows 10, is stopping a service different than shutting down a service?

Basically the question is in the title. Now some background: I have a service running. When I go to the services list I can see it "Running Automatic". With right-click I can "stop" it. Then I can ...
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Cant run Terminal from Finder with shortcut if 'Show items as' is on 'columns'

I usually use 'show as columns' when working on my macbook. Today I assigned a shortcut to open terminal window from Finder in sys -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services, but it seems to work ...
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Visual Studio Team Services Test Reporting

I'm using Team Services for Test Management and I need to generate a report based on Test Results. I know that Team Services have a default export functionality which is very poor and it does not ...
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Service not installed, but still listed

I have deinstalled memcached: » sudo apt-get remove memcached Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were ...
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Find service behind svchost.exe PID [duplicate]

A certain windows process is constantly using 50% of my CPU. Normally it is easy to identify the service with process explorer: find the svchost.exe process that is using too much CPU, double click ...