Questions tagged [windows-services]

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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Set Windows Error Reporting (WER) service to “disabled”?

For non-ESU Windows 7 devices, is there any reason to have Windows Error Reporting (WER) service set to anything except "disabled"? After all, those systems will not be receiving any more updates ...
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Keyboard lag - is there a W10 service I can change the priority on?

My keyboard seems to lag sometimes. 95% of the time it works fine. It is a corded keyboard with a USB connection. I read that mice are already set to "high" priority, but can't find anything about ...
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Red 'X' image on Network Adapter Icon in Network Connections - Windows 10

Opened Network Connections window in Windows 10 v.1909 (Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings) only to find that my Primary Ethernet Adapter is displaying a Red 'X' as part of the icon: ...
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How can I setup the Cygwin X server as a service?

I've read the Cygwin/X user's guide; I've installed Cygwin, the X-related packages, and am able to run X and apps on X. However - that's all manual. I need to invoke startxwin and need to call xhost +...
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how to execute a process while system starting using c# service [migrated]

I have a c# service i need to execute a particular process while device is starting. How can i do this using c#. I don't know how to detect windows is starting. System.Diagnostics.Process proc = new ...
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Windows 10 ProfSvc delays boot significantly

I am running Windows 10 Pro x64 1909, my system is desktop i5-8500 3GHz 16GB RAM 120GB SSD + 3TB HDD for file storage. For a long time, Windows used to display the login screen in about 20 seconds ...
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Unable to start HTTP/ service W10 1909

HTTP service will not start. Dependencies listed are "WinQuic". I get this after a fresh reboot: C:\WINDOWS\system32>net stop winquic The WinQuic service is not started. More help is ...
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windows search service is not working well

first it was a driver index issue even when i click show all location, driver cannot be found in indexed location i tried to select new index location to be on the drive that was missing then the ...
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High CPU usage for Windows Error Reporting Service on Windows 10

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Version 2004, via the Slow Ring of the Windows Insiders programme. About a day later, I noticed that my computer is significantly slowed down and things like right-...
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What can cause a Windows Service startup type to change?

Remote workers at my company use a program to capture and store data. The program has a background service called the "scheduler" that connects to and transfers data back up to our home office on a ...
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tomcat-service can't start access denied

I am using Tomcat on a Windows server and faced a problem while updating the tomcat version. The problem is that the assgined user doesn't have the rights to start Tomcat. Here my attempts with ...
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How to Authenticate windows login credentials via Microsoft Access in vba

I need to have a login form in my access project where i will be displaying the user name of the user currently signed in and will be prompting for password. After user enters the password i need to ...
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Can i pass parameters to a windows service through GPO

We have a custom windows service written in C++. This windows service runs in all the VMs in a particular domain. I have a requirement to pass certain parameters to that windows service which the ...
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How can I open the output of a backround process in terminal under Windows 10?

I have a program that I wrote: main.exe This software receives messages via HTTP and print it into the terminal (STDOUT). I've used MSSN to register this software as a service in order to start it ...
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CPU usage spikes from Windows services

I've been having a sudden issue come up recently on a laptop with Windows 10. To make things short, I noticed that the fans would speed up and become noticeably loud for short periods of time (about ...
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Start Windows Service Unelevated

I'm trying to create a Windows service that launches a batch file on a shared drive that is inaccessible from a process with elevated permissions. The user is a local admin, but I need to be able to ...
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Are there any major risks to running a windows service as the login user?

Are there any risks to running a service as the admin (and login) user on a Windows 10 machine? For instance, will the password be stored on disk in a manner accessible to someone with physical access ...
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Enable or Disable Windows Service depending on which user logs on

So I want to disable or enable a service depending on which user logs on, as it's a service that only needs to be active for a specific user, and otherwise gobbles up unnecessary system resources. ...
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Determine why service requires elevated privileges

We have a service from a vendor, that refuses to run under(Log On As) anything else but LocalSystem account. Tried LocalService, NetworkService, regular user account and domain user account. Error ...
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Why should i avoid custom service applications on windows to run as local service user?

I've read an article about developing self hosted web applications hosted as windows service - within the article it mentions that i should avoid using the local service account for such applications. ...
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Windows 10 service called AarSvc_70f961. What is it and how could I disable it?

Recently I noticed a service in my windows 10 (v.1903, non-insider) installation with these properties: Service name: AarSvc_70f96 Display name: Agent Activation Runtime_70f961 Description: Runtime ...
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Are windows services secrets in the registry safe?

Are windows services registry keys stored securely - encrypted on the disk, protected by an ACL by default or similar? The key being in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\{SERVICE_NAME} or ...
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How to develop native service for windows 10 tablet?

I am looking for any possible way to develop a long-running background service (like windows service on PC) that can both run on Windows 10 tablets and PCs. This windows service will have access to ...
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Run a service as if in a “run as administrator” cmd.exe

I have a service that needs to run as a user X, but with administrator privileges. X is a local administrator. The %USERPROFILE% - from the perspective of the service - should be X's home. This is ...
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How to change applications name after starting the applications. windows

Hey i'm wondering if it's possible to rename a proccess's name after opening it, i'm not talking about display name (the window title), I mean say for example google chrome. If I opened it, it'd be ...
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Windows 10 WDM Audio Issue

I'm running Windows 10 1903, the problem appeared after installing update KB4507453 The Windows Audio service wouldn't start, I solved the problem by changing the "log on as:" from user to local ...
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Change the http.sys service's port

I want to change the http.sys service's port from 80 to something else and not disable it, as disabling disables print spooler and built in port forwarding support in windows 10 which I use. Is this ...
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Windows service does not start after machine reboots unless a user signs in

I have a Windows Server 2019 remote server machine and I have been trying to deploy a windows service. Everything works fine except that when I restart my machine, the service does not start unless I ...
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If windows server 2012 R2 updated, does it restart services?

I disabled the AD service on a production server on 23/07/2019. I picked up the service was restarted on the 25/07/2019. When I came to discover was that the service was used the following day around ...
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Are there special requirements for a service started via a .CMD file?

I created a .cmd file which starts a Python script. I wanted to add it as a Windows service via C:\Windows\System32>sc create DNSResolver127 binPath= "D:/bin/32dsdnsproxy.cmd" [SC] CreateService ...
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Several Windows 10 background service files causing extremely long boot times

I'm not sure exactly how long ago it started as I tend to put the PC to sleep rather than turn it off at night but after installing some extra RAM I noticed that Windows hangs at the logo and dotted ...
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What Windows 7 services are responsible for automatically increasing free disk space?

On a Windows 7 box, the system partition is low on free space. It typically hovers around 4GB free. About once a week, I've been told the system partition "magically" increases its free space to ...
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How to run a background service for all the windows users?

I have a background service installed in the Admin account (Say user name is "X") on my machine. The machine also has other users. So the installed service is accessible for all. The problem is when ...
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How Do I Check If A Service Exists And If So Execute A Command With CMD

I want to execute the following command if a windows-service does exist: myservice.exe uninstall Where myservice is the name of my windows service. I have tried: $serviceName = 'simpleservice' ...
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Which Windows Service is required for PowerPoint Online Presentation? [Office Presentation Service]

I need to present a PowerPoint presentation to a remote audience (without any additional software being required on the client) so I'm trying to check out PowerPoint's Online Presentation feature (...
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What is service preshutdown timeout?

I opened service configuration settings for my service and I saw the following: Preshutdown timeout: 10000ms. I saw this setting before, but I don't know what is "Preshutdown timeout". Anyone can help?...
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How to set environment variables only in the SYSTEM account

I have a Windows Service running in Windows Server 2016 (under the SYSTEM account), and I need the service to access Web API credentials which should be stored in environment variables. I don't want ...
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What is the PrintWorkflow_<6-hex-digits> service in Windows 10?

We were having an issue this evening deleting a print job with a printer that was connected to a printer server... we couldn't get rid of the job, and on the workstation when the job originated we ...
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How to make Windows 10 do nothing in background

Is it possible in the most current Windows 10 to turn off absolutely every background process not vital to the OS existence? Can I reach a state where only a software I explicitly launched, Plug &...
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How can I export the list of all my services with their path to executable on Microsoft Windows 7?

How can I export the list of all my services with their path to executable on Microsoft Windows 7? Example of path to executable for a Windows service: The default "export list" doesn't contain the ...
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access hkey_local_machine registry values from windows service running as localsystem

I'm trying to get the full version/build number of microsoft office from a powershell script that runs from a windows service as localsystem. The value I'm looking for is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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Win Service not utilising CPU

There's a CPU-bound Windows service (written in C#) running on a Win Server 2016 (8 core Xeon, 16 GB of RAM). Most of the time, the service does its thing (OCR for ducuments) and uses anywhere between ...
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How to modify batch script to run as TrustedInstaller

I have a toggle batch script that automatically Stops and Starts "WinDefend" Service. Except "WinDefend" Service can only be stopped as TrustedInstaller. So to make the script work, I first have to ...
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How does MSConfig determine which services are from Microsoft?

I'm trying to automate the process of clean booting a computer. To do so I need to know which services are part of Windows and which services are 3rd party. MSConfig is used in Microsoft's ...
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Windows 10 Home - 1809 Virtualization Features

I'm running Windows 10 Home edition. Recently updated to 1809. Found a few new features and services related to virtualization. Does this mean Hyper-V is now available for Home edition too? What do ...
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Communicate with Topshelf windows service running on a server

I have a Topshelf windows service running on a Windows Server and I want to communicate with it, start and stop it from a remote client app, and try to resume some data from "MyService.cs" that is ...
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Windows 10 update 1803 apparently revoked `net stop` and `sc config` access

Scenario: Bandwidth on my network is scarce, so I've had a batch script linked on my desktop to terminate greedy services, Windows Update and Delivery Optimization being the worst and most frequent ...
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Can't run a service under local user account with no password (“logon failure”)

I'm trying to run a service under the local user instead of the default "Local System Account". The account has no password. I picked the user and left the password fields blank. When I press "Apply", ...
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How can I stop background process in Windows 10 which I don't know the name?

I have deleted exe file of that process,so every time the service runs in background,it can't get that file. How can I stop this service which I have no idea the name? The path it's showing is "C:\...
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How to kill Windows Update Medic Service

Having extreme difficulties getting Windows to stop auto-restarting my workstation after updates. I've lost so much work I don't even care anymore, I just want to disable the whole thing. ...

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