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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 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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Some Windows10 Services have an extension - 11aeeb [duplicate]

Curious if anyone knows anything about this. I noticed that a good dozen or more services on a Windows 10 PC have an series of numbers letters on them , 11aeeb. Anyone know what this means? This is ...
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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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How start and stop MySQL and apache web server via PowerShell?

I have installed MySQL 8 and Apache 2.4 web server individually and I would like to have a PowerShell function to turn them off and on as if I was using Xampp. The problem is if do Start-Service ...
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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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Windows 10 - What keeps re-enabling update orchestrator service?

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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Need help fix wrongfully disabled service

so I accidentally disabled the Background Task Infrastructure Services, and now I cant boot into Windows. Is there a way to revert the changes from Windows Recovery Environment? (like using Regedit in ...
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USB Webcam over Remote Desktop Only Works Once (On Initial Login)

I'm trying to use a usb webcam over remote desktop. Both machines are Windows 10. It works. But only once. That is, the remote desktop session has to log in the user. If I disconnect my remote ...
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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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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 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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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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