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All traffic is passed through OpenVPN although not requested

I have a bash script on a Ubuntu box which searches for the fastest openvpn server, connects, and binds one program to the tun0 interface. Unfortunately, all traffic is being passed through the VPN. ...
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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 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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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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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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Can't stop MySQL

When I try to restart MySQL using restart mysql I get restart: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.7" (uid=1000 pid=18869 comm="restart mysql ") ...
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Make logwatch reports more interesting?

Is it possible to improve the quality of reports from logwatch? Like make it not just report disk usage which doesn't even change much in daily operation, but report significant changes in usage or ...
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NET START command not passing parameters in Windows Server 2008

My application calls a Stored Procedure, through the stored procedure I am calling a Windows Service using the NET START command as follows: SELECT @Cmd = 'Net Start ServiceName /"' + @param1 + '" ...
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A service disabled on startup, but manually started, raises an error on shutdown

So here is the context. I have a Debian Squeeze (solely command-line) installed as a guest in VirtualBox. I installed MySQL, but decided to disable it on startup. So i found out that I can use ...
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Windows XP vs Windows Server 2008 for server components

My team is developping a number of windows services in .net. These services communicate through a messaging solution and some of them have an expected response time that is well below 100ms. The ops ...
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Crontab on Solaris 10

I was trying to execute the following: root@sol10 # /lib/svc/method/svc-cron root@sol10 # /usr/sbin/cron: GenMacKey: not found I would like to know how to generate GenMacKey. Better still my ...
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SQL Server 2000: SQL Server Browser Service missing

I have an instance of SQL Server 2000 SP4 running on Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. In the Services MMC snap-in, the SQL Server Browser service is not listed. I am looking for reasons why this ...
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Intermittent problems with Windows service timing out at boot time

I'm having an odd problem where FreeSSHD doesn't start on boot about one in ten times. I'm using it on Amazon EC2 instances actually, since there's a bug in Amazon's version of Xen which makes it ...
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Can't reach custom C# forms application remotely

I'm working in Windows Server 2008. I have a very basic C# forms application (not a service) that is listening on a port, say 56112. When using telnet I can connect from the localhost and send and ...
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Automatic Windows Services disabling by SYSTEM user account

I'm trying to enable "Performance Logs & Alerts" in services.msc and every time I set it to automatic or even manual and then start the service, after 15 minutes or so it will automatically ...
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Can't start MySql log slow queries ON

I'm trying to log mysql slow queries, but I can't turn it on, I will explain all my steps: I Edit my.cnf and add the following lines long_query_time = 1 slow_query_log_file = ...
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Restart networking in ubuntu karmic (9.10) using upstart

As far as I know karmic uses upstart to control some of the services. Is there any way to restart the networking service without rebooting the system? The problem is that when I try to do it in any ...
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Getting mysql to run on IIS at startup

I tried installing mysql on our IIS server. Currently to start mysql I run mysqld.exe in the bin folder and this seems to work. But when I log out the server, mysql seems to close despite the server ...
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Stopping services remotely with a local user admin

I am trying to stop and start services remotely using the username and password of a local user that is a admin on the machine on which the services run. sc \\remotePC start someService username ...
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Powershell service creation with ad credentials logon error

Powershell service creation with ad credentials issue I use the powershell below to create a service running with AD credentials. However when I run it I get an error messgage (also below). If I ...
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Add new dependency to a Windows Service that already has dependencies

I want to add via Batch script a new service-dependency to an existing service with old dependencies, without deleting these dependencies. I know the command sc config ServiceA depend= ...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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starting linux services delayed issue

I have an issue where the bind9 service aka named in my ubuntu system is starting up before my openvpn service. When this happens, the network interface that openvpn creates (tun0) is not found by ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Service modules_dep on CentOS 6.3

I'm trying to determine the minimum services for correct server operation and I am getting annoyed by the modules_dep daemon. What is this service used for? Thank you in advance EDIT: ps ax output ...
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i've done a mistake with SDDL and now i can't access a service

I had a task to allow some non-admin user to restart a service. I've used the SDDL way in order to allow him the restart, the problem is, that i mistakenly added only the new SDDL without the whole ...
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When you add a new node to a cluster, what do you do to the default services?

Everytime I acquire a new server or reload an existing server (CentOS 6.X) I have to decide what services to leave running in chkconfig. It seems the datacenter staff aren't using a single edition of ...
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init.d script worked OK on Ubuntu 10.10 but not on 11.10 despite LBS header correction

On Ubuntu 11.10, if I run /usr/bin/cserver -c /etc/cserver.conf & it'll work fine. But if I run service cserver start or /etc/init.d/cserver start as I did on 10.10, it won't. It just says ...
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Printing cuts off part of the page with redirected printers in terminal services

I have looked this issue up extensively and have i have came across a hot fix, KB959442. Where i am having an issue is trying to apply this hotfix. It says this is for Windows XP SP3 machines but i ...
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windows administration - setting up alerts/emails for failed windows services

What are some best practices, tools sets within the Windows 2003 server that I can utilize to monitor failed application services? We basically have some 3party software that has a few services that ...
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How to harden windows 2003 service account

I remember there was a tech-net or WindowsITpro article about how to harden windows 2003 service accounts a couple of years ago. For backup software purposes (such as BackupExec / AppAsure / Etc.. , ...
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Failed to preview report

I have a reporting services server environment in a windows server 2008 R2 . I am developing in windows 7 using report builder 3. I am able to load and save the reports but not to preview them. I'm ...
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Service stopped, but still process exist in system

What is the solution if somebody deletes /var/lock/subsys/httpd file.
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Turn “log slow queries” ON

I'm trying to log mysql slow queries, but I can't turn it on. I will explain all my steps: Open and Edit my.cnf and add the following lines: long_query_time = 5 slow_query_log_file = ...
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Solaris: Is it OK to disable font services?

Is it OK to disable these services? # svcs -l '*font*' fmri svc:/application/font/stfsloader:default name Standard Type Services Framework (STSF) Font Server loader enabled true ...
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Infrastructure security check

We want to perform a security check of our Web servers architecture from the outside (Internet external access). I'm looking for either a company providing such a service, please provide ...
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Script to disable all 3rd party services (like safe mode, but not)

I have a situation where I need to boot a VM into normal mode but disable as many services as possible. Basically we are doing a virtual to virtual conversion of the VM and the fewer services running, ...
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Basic services irregularly crash - no noticeable cause

After 3 years of smooth operation, one of our servers (Windows Server 2003) started to fail at random times. No authentication, remote login or net share accesses are then possible. Taking a look at ...
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The MySQL service is in the status “starting” on windows

I have several months working to "MySQL-5-1-47" on windows 2003. When I restarted, the service "MySQL" stay in this state "starting". The only way to raise the service was running the program ...
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Remotely stopping services

I have been using sc.exe to remotely stop a bunch of custom windows service(s) as part of our product deployment script. This was working perfectly until we migrated from windows 2003 to windows 2008 ...
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Deploying web services on a RHEL 5 box using Apache/Tomcat/Axis/Java

I am new to the Web services scene. I currently have access to a RHEL5 box and i need to deploy a java web service on it. It runs apache and i know this because i have a website hosted on this ...
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What's the best way to instruct the network to run a Windows Service during a specified time interval?

Windows 7 Search Indexing service is causing some problems on our network. We get a ton of use out of it, but can no longer run it during the day while users are actively working. Because search ...
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Diagnostic policy service is not running on windows 7

I have rebuilt my machine 3 times (Windows 7) and upon next boot the network will not connect. (Wirelessly or Wired) If I right click to troubleshoot, I receive the error Diagnostic policy service is ...
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How to keep a pylons web-application server running on windows server 2003

We have a pylons web application running on a windows server 2003 machine. There is a startup script that runs in a "dos box". From time to time the script crashes and the server is then down. How ...
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Cron jobs on windows 2008, any other options besides windows services?

Other than create a windows service, do window admins have any other option for creating cron jobs? I don't like the creating/deploying windows services and was hoping for other options.