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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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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EvtSys service doesn't run at Windows 10 startup

I have a laptop Lenovo L340 with preinstalled Windows 10 Home. I'd like to send logs from this laptop to syslog server on another Linux machine. I'd like to use "Event to Syslog" utility for ...
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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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Error 5 access denied when starting a service

Like many others, I enter net start someservice and it immediately responds with Error 5 Access denied. The service runs under NETWORK SERVICE account. The directory where the service .exe resides has ...
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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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Remote Service administration via “Service Manager MMC”

Remote Service administration should work via "Service Manager MMC" (source): How can I do it, if the remote computer (Win10) requires different login credentials for the local machine? If ...
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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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Cannot disable the WinHttpAutoProxySvc service

For something I am working on, I need to be able to stop and start the Dhcp Client service. However, when I attempt to do so through elevated command prompt I am greeted with System error 5 has ...
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How to solve error 1068 the dependency service or group failed?

enter image description here I tried to start network list service but Iam getting an dependency error 1068. I tried: •enable related dependency services •modify registry key •repair Nlasvs.dll •reset ...
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How do I determine which Windows services were recently disabled?

Does Windows 10 keep a log of when/which services were enabled/disabled? How would a person locate this information? Thanks!
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Windows 10 Automatically disabling Hyper V after each restart

I want to work with Docker and Hyper V all the time. My Windows 10 is disabling the Hyper V automatically after each restart. I had to run the following powershell command every time and restart again ...
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Start Powershell WinUserLanguageList from Service

There is a command needed to switch the user language. To run this script, it is done by a Windows Service. This service runs in System previleges. Problem is, when the service starts the Powershell ...
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How do you fix the Microsoft Service “Diagnostic Policy Service” taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%?

How do you fix the Microsoft "Diagnostic Policy Service" taking up about 4GB memory and about 1 cpu core at 100%? I found out there is a process that keeps using up tons of CPU because my ...
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What service controls when network connections are discovered?

I have recently upgraded to Win10 v.2004 and while the update itself seems to have gone without a hitch, I have a (bad?) habit of checking Services after a major update and doing some tweaks. Usually ...
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A privilege that the service requires to start doesn't exist in the Service Account

Using CarbonDLLs and sc config I am able to grant the user Logon As Service rights and also able to add the user as the Services' Log on as account. Previously I was getting Logon Failure but after ...
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Windows Service, why are there no retries after failure after boot?

I have a Windows Service, for which I set up recovery options when the service fails (via the Services App, in the Recovery Tab of the Service Properties). The options currently are set so that there ...
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Why doesn't SC QUERY show all services? Are some services hidden?

I'm trying to find out why a service is in STOP_PENDING state, but the service seems to be hidden. It doesn't show up in a general sc query, nor in services.msc or in Powershell's Get-Service. Here's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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