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In Windows operating systems, a Windows service is a computer program that operates in the background. It is similar in concept to a Unix daemon.

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How Can I Restart Service once reaching CPU consumption greater than 10%?

I face windows service interruption without clear error added into log file. This error cause CPU consumption to reach around 25%, which causes service to be running without any action. I need to ...
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cmd // stop service ONLY if it's running, otherwise declare a variable

I'd like to make a short script which: Checks if specified services are running. If they do then they should be stopped (otherwise declare variable/s for the last point). Then there will be some code ...
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What process deleted the glpi-agent service?

My glpi-agent service was deleted upon my Windows 10 reboot. I would like to find out what deleted it : C:\> sc.exe query glpi-agent [SC] OpenService FAILED 1060: The specified service does not ...
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How to interact with FIDO authenticaor (*user presence check*) from Windows Service?

I have a setup with several on-demand SSH tunnels that I like to manage via Windows Services. I normally use Cygwin with its own OpenSSH (OpenSSH_9.5p1, OpenSSL 3.0.12 24 Oct 2023), but have also ...
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How to NULL output of Taskkill command

Sometimes Windows Update Service aka wuauservstarts on its own an and starts downloading updates even though I have already disabled it. So I created this command in task scheduler. program: taskkill....
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When can/should a Windows service Start type be "Boot" or "System" instead of "Automatic"?

While running the Services.msc GUI offers the ability to manually set a Windows service start type to Automatic, Automatic (Delayed start), Manual, or Disabled, the configuration of services is stored ...
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How to start of reinstall Windows DNS Client?

My Windows 11 machine is unable to start the DNS Client service. This means that all internet requests are extremely slow since no DNS calls are cached. Here you can see the service stuck in a ...
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Service user gets access denied for share, while NTFS and share permissions are given

Please help - can't seem to wrap my head around this: All Windows environment. Application needs to write data in a network share. The application in question is located on srv01, thus the service was ...
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Windows DNS Client service will not start

I previously had a lot of domains blocked using my HOSTS file, but after a reboot it took several minutes for DNS to begin resolving to anything. So I disabled DNS caching as I saw recommended online. ...
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How to get all information concerning a Windows service?

On one computer, a Windows service is created. I have tried to create the same one on another computer, but this seems not to work. In order to solve my issue, I'm planning to ask for all Windows ...
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How to investigate continuous cpu usage by a process on Windows

My process on a users machine consumes 5-20% cpu continuously even when machine is idle. I cannot repro this issue on my end. So I am bit lost on how can I investigate this issue. Please note that 5-...
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What do the service values "CHECKPOINT" and "WAIT_HINT" mean?

I'm trying to troubleshoot some issues with a service, including a service not starting up properly. So I typed the command sc queryex <servicename> (documentation here). Most of the results are ...
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Which Windows apps use the "DNS client" service?

I'm thinking of Windows 10/11. Which Windows 10 apps use the "DNS client" service? I guess Windows apps like browsers, mail clients, etc have their own DNS clients (also called "stub ...
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What to do instead if stopping Windows service doesn't stop the process?

I'm trying to stop a Windows service with an underlying java process with command net stop. Sometimes the underlying process doesn't stop. I can only stop it by doing a taskkill /f /pid. What can I do ...
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Does changing Windows logon password automatically change service logon?

Let's say I change the password to my Windows local account on a Windows 10 Pro machine. If that local account is used to start a Windows service, does the password need to be manually updated on the ...
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'Get-Service' fails to list *all* services due to one causing an issue

As a "normal" UAC-elevated user (i.e. member of the BUILTIN\Administrators alias, but not .\Administrator), how can I list all services using Get-Service and sidestep the issue described ...
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How to determine cause of connection attempts from a specific Windows service?

On a locked-down Windows 7 test box on a completely isolated test network, I could account for every incoming and outgoing attempted network connection. Then I temporarily installed the PortableApps....
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I want to prevent myself disabling services on my own personal computer (Windows 11)

I hope this is the right forum for this question. I have a service that regulates my access to the internet and applications such as games, if I stop it the service has some sort of way of restarting ...
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How to stop Microsoft Edge from updating in Windows 10?

About a month or two ago, I was using TreeSize to check the contents of my C: drive since it was filling up even though I wasn't downloading it. I discovered that in ProgramFiles, Microsoft's Edge ...
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How to run sqlcmd.exe as a windows service?

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 (RTM) - 15.0.2000.5 (X64) Sep 24 2019 13:48:23 Copyright (C) 2019 Microsoft Corporation Express Edition (64-bit) on Windows Server 2016 Standard 10.0 (Build 14393: ) (...
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How to return startup type (automatic/manual/disabled) of a Windows service in CMD?

I want to create a desktop shortcut containing a short command line script in Windows 7 (yes...old) that toggles a certain service from startup type manual to disabled and back, by running it ...
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1053 error info when to convert bat into a service

I want to convert bat file into a service: gvim c:\myapp.bat c:\myapp.exe -c c:\config.json It contain only one command,it runs fine when i double click the myapp.bat. Convert it into a service with ...
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batch: configure a service to logon as a user with password

trying to configure Service1 service on windows 7 sp1 to logon as user user1 with password password1 using this batch script: net user user1 /delete net user user1 password1 /add net localgroup ...
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Why does it take so long for a Windows-Server 2016 machine to realise that a service has crashed and needs to be restarted?

I have installed a server application on a Windows-Server 2016 environment. During the last month, that application has crashed several times (for that matter, a StackOverflow question has been ...
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How to start a Windows service with a different working directory than system32

Is there any way to start a service using sc (or any other tool) on Windows and set its working directory to a different one than C:\Windows\system32 (which is the default one) ? I know I can specify ...
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What's the sense of Windows Service Dependencies?

I have created a computer program, which I have installed as a Windows service, and I have added a dependency towards another Windows service, the "KEPServerEX 6.9 Runtime", as you can see ...
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How to Export List of All services and user owner stated on services.msc to csv

I want to export a list with all services and users owners "Log on as" from services.msc In services.msc i can export the details to csv but the results are getting messy. I saw THAT and ...
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Technitium DNS service can't run

I have version 3 of technitium on windows 10 64bit. but after selecting from menu of service -> start. Alarm appears: can't start service 'DnsService' on computer ',', :
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Windows Image Acquisition consistently using 10% CPU and cannot be restarted; upon stopping, image manipulation programs (MSPaint) fail to load

I've found the main power usage on my computer as of late has been the Windows Image Acquisition service running at 10% CPU constantly. Going into the services menu and pausing the service does not ...
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Why would Task Manager show Windows Camera Frame Service under an app that doesn't use a camera?

Task Manager shows "Windows Camera Frame Service" active under an app. But the app doesn't use the camera for anything. Indeed, the app is an intellectual property app that, were it known ...
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What keeps re-enabling update orchestrator service in Windows 10?

The following services have successfully been disabled, and their executable files that activate them have had their security permissions removed under propteries: Background Intelligent Transfer ...
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When windows service is installed under different user it requires manual "Log On" is this expected?

using golang example I created windows service application, as mentioned in documentation I configured with service user and password. I'm using a batch script that will execute @REM install ...
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VMware Authentication Service missing

After updating to Vmware Workstation 16.2.0, I'm missing the VMware Authentication Service. Error Message: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run ...
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Windows 10 missing service

I'm trying to use a smart card on my computer and I can't get it to read on one of my computers even though using the exact same reader works on the other. Both are running Windows 10 21H1. Plugging ...
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Windows 10 Home Ed - Base Filtering Engine won't start (Access Denied) Error 5

I am running Windows 10 Home Edition. I cannot run Windows Defender Firewall because it is dependent on Base Filtering Engine which is not running, does not run on start-up and I cannot run as ...
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Windows Service Status Report

I wrote a script to check for Windows Services that are in a hung state and send an email to the user accordingly with the subject line. I want to send the email with an image or table data ...
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Windows stop service -> do not error when not started

In a build pipeline for our .NET application, we automated the stopping and starting of our IIS server through net stop WAS and net start W3SVC. But there is a problem with the first command. If the ...
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Is there any way to prevent Windows 10 updates from turning on services or changing registry?

I'm really tired of manually turning off unnecessary services after each windows update. I'm using Easy Service Optimizer, but it doesn't turn off every service I would like to. Windows 10 Pro (gpedit ...
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Every time I restart a specific Windows Service, I have to re-enter logon details

I have set up the Azure Devops build agent running as a Windows service. Every time I restart/start the service I get a popup Error 1069 The service did not start due to a logon error If I go into ...
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Run a windows service if not connected to a particular Wi-Fi network

Currently, I have the OpenVPN windows service set up, and it runs well. I wanted to know if there was a way to make it connect to the VPN whenever I am not connected to my home network (connected to ...
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Grant permissions for a windows service

I am using windows 10. I have installed the SonicWall NetExtender VPN Client. Looking in Services.msc I have two services added, the SonicWall Client Protection and SonicWall NetExtender Service. ...
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How to disable or remove AppXSVC

I have noticed that this service AppXSVC starts automatically whenever I start Firefox my default browser (but not with chrome)! is there anyway to completely disable or remove this service? thanks in ...
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Windows 10, stop a service, but don't restart until reboot

I'm familiar with Windows 10's services.msc. I can click the stop button, and I can click the start button, but I want to divide and conquer to figure out which service is causing trouble and locking ...
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Windows 10 - Which services and Windows features and so on are unnecesary and can be safely disabled? [closed]

I am a Windows power user, tweaker, and tinkerer. I use Windows Explorer, cmd, Control Panel, PowerShell and everything that can be accessed from the Control Panel very often. Recently I have done a ...
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How can I repair "Failed to start service WMS"

I'm receiving constantly this error on windows event viewer Failed to start service WMS. Program C:\Windows\wmu2\wininit.exe couldn't be launched. CreateProcess() failed: The system cannot find the ...
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Windows Update service in services automaticaly changed to disabled. cannot change it manually eaither

I think this happened after 20H2 update. Windows Update and Windows Update Medic services are automatically disabled. I cannot even change the status into automatically or manual and start the service ...
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Svchost using high cpu while computer on idle

I've been dealing with high fan noise while my laptop screen turns off and goes idle. I ran performance monitor while this happens found 2 svchost files going 50% and 30% cpu usage. But could not tell ...
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No sound - how can I undo 'sc delete AudioEndpointBuilder'?

A little more than a week ago I made the terrible mistake of running sc delete AudioEndpointBuilder in the Windows command line. The consequences were truly disastrous. I have no sound in my computer ...
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Changing Startup Type In Windows

I need to change the startup type for a Windows service to Automatic Delayed Start. What I want to know is does this affect the 'log on as' at all? For example if it is set to log on as another ...
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Manually change Windows 8.1 service boot mode without access to OS

So recently I ran into a bit of trouble with the driver FVEVOL.SYS taking up large amounts of the CPU at random times, to fix this I disabled the service using the command prompt to stop the driver ...
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