Windows services, also referred to as NT services, are background service processes run by the Service Control Manager based on the service settings and optionally restarted as needed. Windows services are also capable of being launched on demand, based on other service dependencies.

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Windows Service “System error 5 has occurred. starting service”

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has been happily running a windows service for roughly 3-4 months with various build revisions going into the software. The server configuration hasn't changed ...
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“Access is denied” when trying to start service even when running Administrator/elevated

I'm using sc start "MyService" from an elevated "Administrator: Command Prompt" but am getting the following error: [SC] StartService FAILED 5: Access is denied. For completeness, the error ...
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Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?

Microsoft has a knowledge base article, last reviewed in June 2007, which states: If you update environment variables or add new environment variables, you must restart the computer before the ...
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Windows Server 2012 LPD service gets disabled

I have a VM windows 2012 64bit server: 2CPU Xeon 2.67 GHZ 2 GB mem I enable the LPD service after installing from Print Server Roles. Following approximately one day the service gets reset to ...
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Force deletion of Windows service

I have installed a Windows service using the sc create method, then I later used the sc delete method to get rid of it, it then marked the service for deletion. I made changes to the service and ...
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base filtering engine fails to start - error 5 access denied. Server 2008 R2

We had a major server fault over the weekend where some hard drives and the mainboard's raid controller failed. Mainboard and HDD's replaced - the Windows Server 2008 R2 is loading up, but many of the ...
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Recommended Permissions for Virtual Service Accounts on Windows 7+

I'm trying to have an NSIS Installer install a custom service as part of an installation. It would be nice to run the service with one of those typical 'NT Service\xyz' style virtual service accounts ...
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Disable windows file shares without losing share config

Background We're currently upgrading an old app from running on Windows Server 2003 to running it on Windows Server 2012. Users and other systems communicate with this system via HTTP (i.e. users ...
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Slow logon via Remote Desktop to Server 2012 and Smart Card service errors

Problem When I log on my Server 2012 R2 server via Remote Desktop, it sits at the logon screen for 10-20 seconds before logging me in. After logging in I found the following errors in the System ...
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Filebackup failed - In event log the “Virtual Disk Service” has stopped (at nearly same time)

We have an Windows 2008 R2 server which is used as file server. At the weekend my colleague makes a file-backup via backup exec. We do this on many servers but only this one make problems. We have ...
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How I would start correct the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service?

First of all I have 2 virtual machines, one for the Active Directory and the other one for SP Server and SQL server together. I've come across a handful of posts regarding KB934525 for Windows ...
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Supervisord Windows service started then stopped

I am trying to run Supervisord through Cygwin. The service installs/works correctly but, if I stop the windows service created, it will not start again. It will only work once after restarting the ...
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Stunnel as Windows service doesn't “start” on reboot

Running stunnel 5.03 on Windows 2008 R2. Everything is installed and working fine. I can even start/stop the service no problem... When I reboot my server stunnel service shows as started but ...
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How To Work Around Apache Bind Port 80 Error

I believe my problem is related to the order in which windows services start. I have been searching this error before posting here. We are running Windows Server 2003. Both Apache (port 80) and IIS ...
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How do I increase windows service startup timeout

I have migrated software to a very slow sever. Some software services refuses to startup because of system timeout. How do I increase timeout from default 30 sec.(?) to several minutes? Thank you in ...
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Running a service in the console

I have a legacy application that has a service the runs as local system, and runs fine. I have a new requirement to run multiple instances of the service as every user that is logged in (could be ...
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Supervisord as Windows Service on Cygwin

I am attempting to run Celery as a Windows Service using Supervisord. I followed the configuration laid out on the Celery site and here. I have set up a virtual environment to run supervisord through ...
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How can I transfer a certificate from an account to another on Windows

Long story short, I have some configuration file for a tool containing sensitive information and the client want them encrypted. I want to use EFS for this, but there is a problem : the account doing ...
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Configuring Service Login Credentials with Group Policy following MS14-025

With Microsoft security bulletin MS14-025, GPMC and related tools are now patched to no longer allow the use of configuration items within Group Policy Prefs that would embed obfuscated passwords. The ...
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Windows Event Log wrong Source column value

In the Event Viewer in Windows 7 there is a Source column that is set by my Windows Service application. The value is set to TOS and usually when a log entry is associated to my application, it has ...
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Windows service trigger start - difference manual vs automatic?

Since Windows Server 2008 R2 (and Windows 7 I think for the client OS) Microsoft has introduced trigger start for services. I do understand difference between automatic, automatic (delayed) and manual ...
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Service hanging for some time then respond

Well I had several SharePoint 2007 web application that works as an archive storage space. I built a solution that uses SharePoint and deploy it on each web application. This solution has a viewer ...
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How to reset Winsock without reboot

I often need to execute a Winsock reset, running netsh int ip reset and each time I have to restart the system. Is there a way to avoid that? Should I kill and restart explorer.exe? Restart some ...
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FileSystemWatcher Exception - The network BIOS command limit has been reached

I have tried asking this question on Stackoverflow, considering it is related to programming, but it appears it is more of a server issue than anything. I have .Net framework 3.5 based application ...
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Event logger won't start: error 2 The system cannot find the file specified, Windows server 2008R2

NOTE: this is a "spawn" of a previous post which dealt with 2 different issues and became too lengthy, so I decided to clean the original question and post this issue in a separate question When I ...
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How to deal with windows services that don't start or need recycled every now and then?

A number of vendor windows services does not start in service mode or it needs recycling whenever our testing is halted. I am able to run it as application, but it requires me to logged on the ...
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Service running over network : Windows cannot access the file for one of the following reasons…appears once per day, How to troubleshoot?

Our prod. setup is one web server, one sql server and one application server. On application server we have services installed which located one the sql server. We never had problems accessing the ...
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AD LDS service account as local admin to allow SSL connection?

I am installing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS, aka ADAM) on a Windows 2012 vm. After finally getting the configuration of the directory and synchronization handled, I am now ...
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Windows 7 hangs on bootup - Culprit appears to be Network Location Awareness

We just finished our deployment of Windows 7 a few weeks ago. Everything ran great for a while. This week an issue started popping up. Random computers will hang on "Please Wait" during bootup. We can ...
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Creating a service to run RoboCopy

I'm attempting to put together a batch file that will set up a robocopy task as a service in response to user input. The basic idea being that the user will input MyRobocopyBatchFile.bat sourceFolder ...
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Windows XP Service Dependency Order and SQL Express

Several years ago I built and deployed a system on XP that involved a custom written service that talked to a local 2008 SQL Express instance (that also had a CLR dependency). At the time I set up ...
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Persistent way to allow a user to restart a service

There is a windows service that gets reinstalled sometimes. I need a user to be able to start/stop/restart this service. This user is not an administrator and shouldn't be. If I use setacl.exe than ...
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How do I set a windows service to use a parameter on restart?

I read this article passing parameters to services where it says to edit the ImagePath registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\, but when I restarted my service this ...
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Allow service to interact with desktop

DC OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Std Client OS - Windows XP, Windows 7 I have implemented Security policy through Network Policy Server and enabled Wired AutoConfig Services Automatically. While ...
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Tomcat application can't connect to Active Directory when running as a Windows service

I have a strange scenario that I haven't been able to find any details on anywhere. I have an application running in tomcat that connects to an Active Directory server that works perfectly when I ...
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run as administrator has more permissions than SYSTEM

I have a Windows service that I can run either as a service or in a console. The program requires administrator access. When running in a console "as Administrator", the program works fine. When ...
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Can't select IUSR for running a service under

We have a Windows 2008 R2 box running IIS 7.5 which due to a security requirement we need to set the World Wide Web Publishing Service to run under IUSR. I can give IUSR folder permissions just fine. ...
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Application for managing arrays of windows services

I have a situation where I need to manage a set of windows services across 50-75 computers. I want to be able to see which of the services are running across them and to be able to turn them off and ...
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ActiveMQ Apollo 1.6 service does not start the first time

I have an ActiveMQ Apache Apollo service installed on Windows 7. I xcopy a working folder from another machine, which already has its broker installed, configured, and running well. When I set the ...
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Running SpamAssassin as a Windows Service on Server 2012

I am trying to run spamd.exe file which runs the spamassassin for windows, as a windows service. I tried sc create spamassassin binPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\JAM Software\SpamAssassin for ...
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Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN service starts and then immediately stops

I'm reviewing the system log of a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine used as an Azure web role instance and I see the following messages from Service Control Manager: 2:28:28 PM The Microsoft .NET ...
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Low-delay (high-responsiveness) Windows Network Service?

I have written a Windows Network Service using C# which is designed to run on a Windows 7 machine. It is designed to be able to handle multiple requests in a single millisecond, which it seems to cope ...
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MySQL failed to start. Error 1053. Windows Server 2008 R2

I did a server restart for my web server and on restart, MySQL won't start. If I use taskmanager to kill mysqld.exe and try the start from services console, it gets about 50% through the startup, ...
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NET STOP - domino as service and interactive window

1) i have domino running as service . 2) i have java console running to monitor server 3) i want to stop domino using NET STOP but without interactive message on java console "are you sure you ...
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Cannot restart RabbitMQ Service on Windows

I stopped RabbitMQ for a short time on my Windows (2012) server. However, when I tried to restart it, it would shut down again within about 30 seconds. The Windows Event Log had the following ...
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How can there be a difference between “Log on as: Local System account” and “NT Authority\System”?

First off, I wish to clarify that I have been browsing loads of questions regarding the "Local System" account and even though I feel enlightened about the properties of the account, none of them seem ...
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Windows 2003: Service executable locked after service has been deleted

When deleting a service on Windows Server 2003 (with SP2) the executable is still locked by Windows until a reboot. Even on older Windows systems (tested with xp) the executable is not locked after a ...
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How can I back up my recommendation to NOT disable the Windows Firewall service?

I know from direct personal experience that disabling the Windows Firewall service on post-XP systems can lead to all sorts of networking problems, and that the proper way of disabling it is by ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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Provide a user with service start/stop permissions

I have a very basic domain that I use for development. I want to create a GPO that provides users in the Backup Operators group with start/stop permissions for two specific services on a specific ...