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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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What is the user group to be used for running a windows service that reads Windows Performance Counters

I have developed a Windows Service with C# , that Read Windows Performance Counters and insert the data in a database for later use. So due to company policy i am not allowed to create an ...
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How to figure out what svchost launched a browser for in the background?

When looking in task manager, I noticed Edge and two content processes were running as a child of svchost.exe. The svchost instance hosts four services: SystemEventsBroker, Power, DcomLaunch, and ...
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How to automatically suspend a process in windows 10; how did I kill Cortana/SearchUI?

Long ago I killed Cortana. I forget how. Now, after the Creators Update, my start-menu search is not working, so I'd like to get Cortana back. What's happening is that ShellExperienceHost.exe and ...
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Windows - Send Command To Running Program

I have a Console app that is running in the background. This is going to sound like an odd question, but, is there a way, theoretically, to send a message to a running console app? Something like ...
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MySQL service not starting due to new SSD

Yesterday I changed out my old SSD (with OS) to a new one, and I want to use the old SSD for a MySQL database. I have successfully cloned the disk, and my OS is working. I cleared the old data from ...
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Can't Access Windows 10 Update Orchestrator Service [duplicate]

I'm on build 1803 of Windows 10 Home. I need to disable Update Orchestrator Service aka. UsoSvc because I am running several scientific analysis programs (Biochemistry) that are required for work but ...
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Windows 10 Search Indexing service occassionally re-reads drive for no apparent reason

I've got locations of interest in my two hard-drives indexed by Windows Search. Occasionally SearchProtocolHost.exe (Windows search indexing service) intensively re-reads the drives for no apparent ...
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Software Protection service fails to start

Software Protection service fails to start with error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. One of the effects of this issue is that Windows is not ...
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Windows Service causing low performance?

I never had issues with my laptop performance till some windows 8.1 updates earlier this week. At first, I thought it might be some malware, so I run all kind of tools and scans (it took me a really ...
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Windows 10 update service is disabled automatically after update

After a successful update, Windows 10 Update Service is often set to "disabled" and I have to re-enable it manually. There is no third-party software installed on the system No task schedule is ...
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How do I recover password saved in service?

I have a genomics analysis machine based on Windows 7 (MiSeq from Illumina). Somebody set up a SMB share to that machine with username and password (e.g. .\sbsuser) at least two years ago, but seems ...
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Pass cmd argument to running process when shutting down windows service

I am creating a windowservice that starts a process where I pass multiple cmd arguments in the StartInfo.Arguments. That works fine as expected. The problem is that when i stop the windowsservice, I ...
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What's the deal with the randomized alphanumeric characters at the end of the service name for select Windows services?

Can anyone please tell me the reason behind the randomized alphanumeric characters at the end of service name for some Windows services? In particular: CDPUserSvc_xxxxx PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_xxxxx ...
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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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A way to stop MpsSvc (Windows Firewall) service in Windows 10

Is there actually a way to stop MpsSvc.exe service in Windows 10 without a reboot? I can stop the service neither via UI nor via cmd. For now, I only know a method when you set the startup type to "...
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How do I change the ports that Print Spooler & SSDP Discovery are using in Windows 10 17134?

I'm trying to setup a local server and Nginx and Apache won't load because Print Spooler & SSDP Discovery are using port 80. How can I change the port these programs use so I don't have to type :...
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How to set Windows task trigger as “No Networks Found”?

I ran into a problem recently where Windows was showing No Networks Found, with this icon (sorry if it's small, literally just screenshot and cropped). Anyway I determined there was some issue with ...
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Access USB pendrive from Windows service

there is a way from a Windows service to detect when a pendrive usb is inserted and write a file to it? Thanks
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Broken graphics tablet support on Windows 10 (No WinTab in the OS?)

I'm using an UGEE 2150 screen pen tablet on Windows 10 Pro (Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299), and seems that it's support has been broken again - last time this happened with the "Fall Creators Update",...
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Windows 10 unresponsive errors

I run Chrome and every few minutes it becomes unresponsive for several seconds. Occasionally I'll even get "page is unresponsive" dialogues. After no more than half a minute everything is back to ...
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How do you fix google chrome being slow at start it up, due to the lsass.exe service on windows 10?

I've been having trouble for with chrome for the past few days. Chrome would freeze for several minutes each time I open it up. Once Chrome starts working again everything is normal, but it's ...
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Interactive Services Detection service terminated with the following error: Incorrect function

I found this entry in my system event log. Can anyone shed some light on this one for me? Thanks for your time. Log Name: System Source: Service Control Manager Date: 3/8/2018 9:...
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Can't delete or take permission of a eyfmunxx.sys In drivers folder [duplicate]

I have been hit by a virus, i noticed the virus infection during the setup of infectious scam app. It installed so many other apps and registry keys, the usual viral changes. i was able to clean my ...
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Windows Service Recovery Program - Test Windows Recovery Program

So, I have a very specific problem that I am trying to solve an automate. The breakdown of the problem is, a Registry Key entry from a Printer Driver will cause the Print Spooler service to crash and ...
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“Error 1059: Circular service dependency was specified.” except there isn't

When trying to start a specific Windows service, the error message "Error 1059: Circular service dependency was specified." is shown. However, having manually checked the dependency tree, there are no ...
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Installing a Java program as a service in a Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to install a Java app as a service in a Windows Server 2012 R2, using a bat file call setenv %TELEFONICA_HOME%\bin\JavaService.exe -install TelefonicaHandler %JRE_HOME%\bin\server\jvm....
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Scheduling starting a service before another service

I have a service that needs to be started only BEFORE another 3rd party service who's Startup Type is Automatic. How is this possible.
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Monitoring CPU usage of each services [duplicate]

With tools like Process Hacker it's easy to find which Windows Services are being executed by an instance of svchost.exe, but this doesn't provide many informations. Is there any way to find the CPU ...
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Start and stop Windows services using PowerShell

I'm running both Apache (as a Windows service) and IIS 10, and would like to be able to toggle each of these services on or off, as they both grab port 80, and I don't wish to configure either to use ...
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Can I turn off WMI service permanently?

I'm tired of seeing my laptop sporadically consume 100% disk usage and gigabytes of memory. Most of the time the problem is on "Windows Management Instrumentation" service. Beside disk I/O consumption,...
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Windows Event Log Service Access Denied Issue

I alwayse connect to internet via VPN on Win7 service pack 1, Today suudenly I got an unexpected error to start VPN, After efforts to find main problem and solutions, I found out it caused by Windows ...
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Smartcard access for Windows NetworkService user

I developed a Windows Service that needs smartcard and network printer. Smartcards are connected through third-part DLL and network printer with standard Windows spooler. If I install this service as ...
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On windows services set startup type to Automatic (Delayed start) is bad or not?

I have installed an antivirus on my computer and it has a service,by default it's startup type is Automatic but because of some bug or ... when i boot my windows this service stops working and i ...
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GO exe as Windows Service needs Administrator account

I have an .exe in GO, which runs as Windows Service with "Local System" Account privilege, but when i reboot the system, it does not start up. If i change the "LogOnAs" feature of the service to any ...
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What determines which services svchost.exe hosts?

When viewing processes under Process Explorer, there is services.exe, which has several svchost.exe subprocesses. Each of these hosts one or more services. However, selection of services in single ...
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Unable to start service in window 10 by using NSSM

I have create a small script file to test. This my script.bat file. sc create myService binpath= C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\test.bat start= auto This is my test.bat file. echo "Welcome to Wizard" ...
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WDS Service cannot start

I got WDS running on a Windows Server 2012 and for a moment i couldnt deploy image from the server to my new windows client. I tried restarting the Windows Deployments Service Server but the service ...
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Forcing Windows 8.1 to use SMB3 only?

I s there a way (indirect, hacky, or otherwise) to restrict Windows 8.1 to SMB3 only, and prevent it accepting or offering SMB2 connections? All I can find is that on 8.1, SMB2 and SMB3 share the ...
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Manual startup services in Windows 10 are running after bootup

I have two services in my Windows 10 PC. These are set as "manual" startup because they are a webserver and a database and I don't want to start them if I don't want to develope. I found that ...
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How to restart clipboard service on Windows 10?

I have been experiencing problems pasting data as a metafile after a change in the display scaling (DPI settings) of my primary monitor on Windows 10. The only way to fix the problem so far is to log ...
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How to disable Windows Optical Burning Services on Windows 10

I have calibration power issues with my BluRay RW unit and Nero. In past I have fixed this issue deactivating Windows IMAPI service that is a built in feature that allows you to use udf file system ...
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How to restart a service from the CMD

I have a python script that will start a bluetooth service via the registry by replacing the Start value with manual what I need to do is restart the service from the CMD. Now I know I can do this by ...
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Windows service and passing in a password

My windows service needs a password to access an external resource. At present I'm putting the password in the App.config file, on installing the service I encrypt it and copy it to the user ...
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Cannot start CNTLM

When I try to start CNTLM, it fails. If I check in my Windows Event Log I see the message: starting service 'cntlm' failed: fork 11, Resource temporarily unavailable It worked before I updated to ...
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WAP Push Message Routing Service

Can you, please, share some knowledge about the Windows 10 service mentioned in the title? Is it only a spying service or there are some other uses for developers/users? What exactly WAP means? Is ...
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Why Superfetch is enabled after restarting computer?

I had disabled the Superfetch from services.msc but it was enabled by itself after restarting the computer. I don't want to use it. How do I disable it completely?
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Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on local computer. Error 5: Access is denied

On my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, I couldn't start the "Windows Event Log Service", which is stopped. I got the following error: "Windows could not start the windows event log service on local ...
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BAT File To Install and To Run Service

I wrote a bat file to install Tomcat 7.0.73 and start its service: SET JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_80 CD /D Server\apache-tomcat-7.0.73\bin\ service install MyTomcat SLEEP 5 sc start ...
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OpenSSH in Windows PE 10

I'm using WinPE10 (10586), that I've built using ADK10. I was going to install SSH Server in it. I've found only one suitable: OpenSSH. But discovered, that I need sc.exe to use this server. I tried ...
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Window's Service set to manual startup, but automatically starting

I have a very strange thing happening on a Windows 10 machine. I have a Windows service that is set startup manually. I wrote a script that starts the service when on the desktop. Basically a net ...