Daemons are programs that constantly run in the background. They usually service requests. If you are asking about online services, please use a different tag.

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srvstart.exe based service start and then shutdown. [win7-64]

I tried to create a service to launch an app as a service with srvstart.exe using this syntax SC CREATE myapp DisplayName= "myapp" binPath= “srvstart.exe myapp -c E:\Systema\myapp\myapp.ini” start= ...
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Configuring Nagios event_handler for different checks levels of a service without overlap

Running Nagios Core 4.0.2 and using latest NRPE on clients. We have 3 service definitions to check one piece of software at different levels each minute: Open TCP port check Process is running ...
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Windows SBS 2011 Dashboard + Windows Server * Services will not start due to Windows Server Service Provider Registry service

I have a Windows Server SBS 2011 Box that is having some strange issues related to the Windows Server Service Provider Registry. A number of windows server services were running into issues starting ...
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Nonexistent service gets a start control?

I've got a pair of servers that both log an event "The cpuz135 service was successfully sent a start control." but cpu-z isn't installed on either machine. I can't find the service listed in Windows' ...
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Can't find a process that is writing huge files to my disk [closed]

While clearing up my harddrive, I ran into a directory called, c:\logs that had huge files in it. The first one, called debuglog.txt is 9gb and contains the following data: ProcessWin7_SpeakerPin ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server - Providing Single Sign On to Windows 7 Clients

I've inherited a system that may have never been fully integrated as it could have been. We have a simple setup - A Windows 2008 R2 Server being used for Remote Desktop and Remote App access by users ...
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Using powershell to disable services, fails with 'specified service does not exist'

I am trying to run the following powershell command to disable Superfetch on a Windows 8.1 machine. Powershell window is open as Administrator and I am logged in as administrator. Set-Service -name ...
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What could cause a disabled Windows service to become re-enabled?

I have a dev and test Windows2003 Server, and on both of which I'm upgrading ColdFusion from version 8 to version 10. The differences between the two versions mean that I can install 10 alongside 8, ...
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how can I install MongoDB as a service in centOS

I'm new to Linux, I followed this tutorial provided by the official 10gen documentation, as far I see I'm able to run mongoDB db in the console but I'd like to run it as a service. this is what I got ...
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What core environment variables should be set for a Windows service?

When using a service manager like srvany or nssm to run a normal program as a service, you can set the program's environment using the registry as documented here: ...
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Permissions required for a local user to query services

I'm trying to write an application, that is running as a local user on the server, and needs access to enumerate services, and potentially even control them (start/stop). Is being a part of the ...
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Best Practices for Linux Daemons

I've been looking up information on running background processes on Linux. The basic requirements are: Start the process and keep it running no matter what happens If the process quits for whatever ...
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mysql: unrecognized service … but mysql is installed and it's working

I'm trying to stop mysql and do some changes , then i'm going to start it again I'm using a SSH client . So i ran this 3 commends without any problem mysql mysql> SET GLOBAL ...
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WIN32 services dependencies

I know this has been handled before but I'm not getting a clear answer from this question. I have a service that depends on the print spooler.Every now and then, the spooler crashes...(luckily not ...
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Terminal Services connection slow over VPN

I just started with a company and I've been asked to resolve a problem. I'm a jack of all trades and master of none so I'm looking for some help. We have a remote site (8 PC's and 6 printers) with ...
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How do I change a third party service password without stopping my service that depends on that service?

Here's my scenario: I have a service that has to run 24/7 and depends on a third party service that has a password. I need to have that password changed. If I blindly change the password my service ...
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Just installed Ubuntu server - What services can i disable/uninstall?

i just installed Ubuntu server 13.04. What services can i disable/uninstall? All i want is to keep sshd (to connect to my vps) and whatever is absolutely needed for the system to run and get rid of ...
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Do I need to restart IIS after a configuration change?

In IIS 6.0 Manager, I increased the size of message to 51200KB and restarted SNMP. However, a mail of 25MB is still bouncing. Do I need to restart IIS? This is a production machine, so I have to ...
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Is it possible to stop a service through launchd if the service is started manually?

I am using launchd to start mysql on boot, it is working fine. I am able to stop and start the service using 'launchctl unload' and 'launchctl load' commands. Also I am able to start the service by ...
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Are there any naming conventions for services and their associated domain? [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any widely used and proved naming conventions for DNS entries, for example let's say I've a company domain, like foobar.net and I've a bunch of services like a db for an ...
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How to ensure a service is running, using Chef?

I am in a situation where Chef might start a service (postgres) but it might subsequently be stopped out-of-band. I want a subsequent Chef run to cause the service to be running. I have tried this: ...
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chkconfig not automatically starting mysql

I have mysql set in chkconfig to automatically start when the system reboots: root@myserver:~#chkconfig mysql mysql on However, this does not seem to be the case. When the system reboots, I get ...
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How to create a init.d script for openssh-server which was compiled and installed from source using configure + make + make install?

I have installed openssh-server in my Ubuntu PC using apt-get install openssh-server. The version is 5.9. Now, I would like to compile and install openssh-server version 6.2 from source codes. I have ...
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different inbound outbound network path for web services

Can we have inbound and outbound traffic for services such as OpenVPN routed along different paths within our local network but using the same modem? I ask for our internet failover strategy. For ...
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For a service created, Local system account have not enough credentials?

Somebody created a service which runs an exe (in VB6). My part was to create this exe. If I run the exe using a bat file (exeApplication parameters), my program works fine. If I execute the service ...
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Disable all installers, but still be able to install via intune

So, here's my conundrum. I have about 500 pc's out in the field that aren't on a domain (yep, I know. I didn't set up the network) and I'm trying to manage them via InTune. These computers are all ...
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Hardware for new hosting services [duplicate]

i will start a new hosting company but i dont know what hardware will be the best for this. I'm looking for something cheap and can carry about 200-300 hosting accounts. The server will be using for ...
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Debating our network structure (DMZ, database, service)

We're trying to decide where we should locate different servers. Should we put them in the DMZ? In our trusted network zone? And so on... Lots have been written on this topic, but there seems to be ...
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Windows 2012 remote access can't connect

I have installed Windows Server 2012 for about 9 months ago. Earlier I could connect to my server with an external IP perfectly, but the license for the remote desktop services has ended. First, I ...
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Why isn't my upstart service listed in service --status-all

I created a bunch of upstart jobs for my services that I'm running on an Ubuntu 12.04. I can successfully start them and stop with with: service my_service start service my_service stop but they ...
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Monitor Services with $ in the service name in Icinga / Nagios

I'm trying to set up monitoring on a couple of MSSQL instances that exist on my Windows servers. The issue here is that if the service name contains a $ (for example, MSSQL$PROD)then the check_nt ...
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Learning Puppet Exercise - Installing httpd package and starting service [closed]

I'm working my way through the Learning Puppet guide on manifests, and I am stuck on the exercise at the bottom of the page which asks you to install the httpd package and start the httpd service. So ...
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Determining which service Windows Firewall is blocking?

I'm working on setting up a hardened application server with the Windows Firewall enabled. OS is 2008 R2. We're using the Advanced firewall settings and have IPSec and Kerberos authentication if it ...
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SvcHost using too much RAM

I have a problem. A specific instance of SvcHost is using way too much ram (680MB). I've found that the following services are running under this process: I've stopped and then started all services ...
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What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script?

What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script? I do have a tomcat server that takes a lot of time to start and I could include logic inside the startup script to check if the ...
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How do you automate enabling a service on a debian filesystem without booting into it?

I want to have a custom service that I've placed into /lib/systemd/system start at boot, but th eonly way I know how at the moment is to run systemctl enable myservice.service but I would like to ...
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Is it possible to have automatic failover of a windows service without windows clustering?

Due to a partial failure of our SAN we have switched our message queuing (Active MQ) from using network storage to using local storage. Because the secondary server is no longer sharing the same ...
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Cron and FTP daemons crashing randomly in RHEL

Not sure where to start in troubleshooting this. I'm not finding anything indicating an issue in ProFTP logs or in /var/log/messages. So I do apologize for not having more information to give. ...
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Is it acceptable to use `grep` to check for the presence of a string in a file within an init script?

Is it okay for me to check the contents of a file for a given string with grep in an init script? I am concerned about introducing dependencies and general convention when it comes init scripts, and ...
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CryptSvc does not exists on my server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 hosting Sharepoint. In the configuration of Excel Services, I have to set the "Cryptography Service" a dependance of "Claims To Windows Token Service". However, ...
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Restart a windows service - “restart the service” didn't help me

I have a windows service which crashes sometimes. I have to restart once it happens. So I set "restart the service" on the tab titled "recovery" for first failure, second failure and subsequent ...
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Restart a service, and its dependents remotely in Windows

Normally after running Windows updates there are a few servers in our infrastructure that our monitoring software (SolarWinds) shows as having problems. Normally this is flagged as being the netman ...
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How to reset Services.msc console

After updating to Internet Explorer 9 on a Server 2008 R2 SP1 box, I noticed that my services.msc console looked a little off. If you check out the screenshot ...
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How can I get my service dependencies to be parsed without restarting the server?

We had a service set up with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\servicename\DependOnService of other services set to this one service. When I would shut down the one service, all ...
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Disabling Windows Device Setup Manager Service

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running SQL and therefore doesn't have any internet connectivity at all (only access to the domain network). I have it configured to receive updates via a WSUS ...
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Running a service

I have a service that exports a file to a location on the server, however I need this service to be able to copy the file to another domain as well as the current one. I have attempted to run the ...
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CentOS won't present login menu after a new service was defined

Yesterday I was trying to install Ganglia in my virtual machine. After I defined Ganglia as a service I reboot the machine, but after that CentOS won't present the log in menu anymore. I think it's ...
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Which one of these SVChost services could be causing problematic intermittent CPU usage,

I have an Amazon EC2 Windows server 2012 RTM, /w MSSQL 2012. I've finally got my Web application hosted and its slow. I canconfirm that IIS is not causing issues. I've noticed every 3-4 seconds my ...
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Running mono-based application on Centos Start

I am very new to Linux and I am currently switching my server from Windows to Centos 6.3. I have written a small UDP server. UDP server was written in C# and now I adopted it to work with Linux using ...
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File Permissions - Service vs Console

We have just setup a new build Windows 2008 R2 server for our Jenkins CI system. Our issue appears to be related to file permissions being different depending on whether a process is a service, or a ...