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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Is it possible to create a Windows Service that runs a shortcut lnk file

Is it possible to create a windows service that runs the executable at the end of a shortcut to facilitate versioning? i.e. sc create MyService binPath= "shortcut.lnk"
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.NET Window Service won't start when Signed with PFX file Windows Server 2012

I've successfully installed my Windows Service on a Server 2012 environment. It starts and works without issue when the Service executable is not signed. When I apply a PFX signing to the Service, it ...
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Access service recovery count

I am looking for a way to access a services' recovery count in Windows 2008 and 2003. From services.msc on the recovery tab you can set actions on first, second and subsequent failures. I would ...
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Unable to configure tomcat 7 to use own JDK

I have the following problem configuring tomcat 7 to run as a service on windows. More specifically, tomcat is part of a web application which is installed on our customers' servers, and it must have ...
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Server service fails to start, event 7023, error 1079

Hello, Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 fully patched, working as Domain Controller in Win 2003 native domain. Users started to report problems with share, it turned out that server service won't ...
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In a Windows Service, will the Start Parameters be preserved if the Start is of type “Automatic”?

Well the title says it, in a Windows Service, will the Start Parameters be preserved after a reboot if the Start is of type "Automatic"? Many Thanks
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mysqld 5.6 service error 1067

Upon running this service "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqld" --defaults-file="C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\my.ini" MySQL56 I get this error windows could not start ...
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2 node 2008R2 cluster service won't start when just one node is booted

I'm a new to MSCS and I'm trying to understand something that recently happened. We have a 2 node 2008 R2 cluster using a witness disk (node and disk majority) over iSCSI SAN. I've read over some ...
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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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One of five services sharing an account gets logon failure

We had a recent servercrash due to power failure. Five servers went down instantly (no soft shutdown). After getting the power back, we restarted them and everything works well except that now the ...
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Installing Exchange Server 2013 Filtering Management Service Error 2201

I'm currently trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 x64 machine. The setup goes smoothly until the step "Mailbox role: Transport service". There, the setup hangs ...
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Windows service restart source

I can see plany of services, including one I'm troubleshooting (custom product service) being restarted on a server occasionally. There is no pattern. One service at random is being restarted every ...
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windows command line start mysql with --skip-networking

Following How to start a service with certain start parameters on Windows. Any ideas why the following doesn't work? sc start MySQL --skip-networking mysql -uroot -p -e "show variables like ...
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7024 event on Windows service shutdown

I am seeing the following event in event viewer: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" ...
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IIS 8 Service Name - Windows Server 2012

I wrote a monitoring app which probes different parts of the system. Now I look for IIASADMIN service to see status of IIS. But there is not a service named IISADMIN there. What's the service name of ...
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Windows Services: How to schedule and monitor them?

We have about a dozen Windows Services, both in-house developed and third-party products, and have the following requirements for managing them: Start/Stop/Bounce a given service at scheduled times ...
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Failure running SQL2012 on Windows 8 with local service accounts

I have installed SQL2012 on a Windows 8 laptop that is on a domain. The domain includes a group policy that defines accounts that can "Log on as a service". I installed SQL Server 2012 using the ...
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BINLSVC warning in event log - netclass.inf parsing Manufacture

So I am trying to get Remote Installation Service Running on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 installed. I am trying to integrate network drivers into the image and I keep ...
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Removing service from Windows 7

I had installed and later uninstalled SQL Server 2005 . I used registry cleaner tools and deleted all files related to SQL Server . Still the services console shows entry for previous installed ...
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IIS 6 App Pools and Windows Services Won't Start

Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86) / IIS 6. I'm setting up an ASP.NET application as well as a few windows services that run under "MyServiceAccount". I'm unable, however, to get the app pool nor the ...
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Cannot start ` Secure Socket Tuning Protocol Service`

I tried to start Routing and Remote Access Service but I've got an error says the dependency service or group failed to start then I tried to start Remote Access Connection Manager (one of RRAS's ...
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How do I set a service startup type to be 'Automatic (delayed)' using GPO?

A Windows service has 4 different startup types that can be configured: Automatic, Automatic (delayed), Manual and Disabled. I have a service running on a combination of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 ...
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Secure socket tunneling protocol service fails to start

I'm trying to start Secure socket tunneling protocol service on my VPS. My VPS has 1GB RAM, 1 CPU and Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition. I've tried using Services Application, and net start ...
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CloudFormation - How to start a Windows Service with cfn-init

I'm creating a CloudFormation Stack that will install and start a service on a Windows Instance. I've figured out how to install the service, but how do I start the service using cfn-init? The ...
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Error when starting Windows Service: Connection “actively refused”

I have used .NET to create a service installation package (msi) that, when run, installs a Windows service designed to run an instance of Apache Solr (to aid in searching from a web application). I am ...
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Can't change theme of Windows 2008 server to look like Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server which I try to change its theme to Windows-7 a-like by the following procedure: http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/themes/ I have the following problem: "Themes" ...
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Log places to look for when a Vista service stops immediatly

I'm trying to diagnose why cygwin sshd service starts and stops immediately. In the Vista application event log I found: sshd: PID 3480: `sshd' service stopped, exit status: 255 It doesn't help ...
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Vista: service stops just after start

A service is stopping immediately after being started. The service is cygwin sshd and runs under the SYSTEM account, with cyglsa-config for cygwin authentication. How do I diagnose this?
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User's rights to run a service on Vista

What rights a user needs to run cygwin sshd as a service on vista? A ssh-host-config creates user cyg_server with 5 rights: $ editrights.exe -l -u cyg_server SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege ...
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MSSQL 2008 Service Account

Background: We are a smallish company that prefers to keep things simple and not have to manage our Active Directory very much. My company uses a single administrator account to setup and do all the ...
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Service Delay In created service Error 1053

Heya all bit of a noob when it comes to all this but I created my own service to start an EXE as a service but it keeps telling me it didnt respond in a timely fashion is there any way to give it abit ...
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nginx stop/reload on windows failed for Access is denied

I am running nginx on Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) as a windows service. I am using Windows Service Wrapper for that. (Actually, I have followed this tutorial: ...
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I'm looking for a robust way to determine if a service can be stopped or killed

I'm looking for a robust way to determine if a service can be stopped without data loss or corruption, or if a regular stopping will work if the service can be killed via powershell. I thought about ...
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Configuring service restart with 'restart service after' parameter

It appears that sc.exe isn't capable of setting the 'restart service after' parameter and powershell isn't capable of setting up service restarts at all. My intended configuration is ...
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Tomcat 7 service manual start, stops immediately on Windows 7

I have just performed a fresh installation of Tomcat 7 (apache-tomcat-7.0.30) using the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer available here, on my local Windows 7 PC. Yet, when I go in Service to ...
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CannotUnloadAppDomainException on Windows Server 2003 with .NET Service

I have a .net Windows Service that starts up and shuts down properly on Windows 7 and Windows 2003 Server. However I have one Windows 2003 Server where I get a CannotUnloadAppDomainException when ...
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What is the difference between running a Windows service vs. running through shell?

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue on a Windows 2008 server where running attempting to connect to a "Timberline Data Source" ODBC driver crashes if the call is in a "service" context, but succeeds ...
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How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running NSClient++. For some reason the service has got its knickers in a twist and stopped responding to Nagios polling. When I tried to restart the service the ...
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Print Spooler service causes slow startup

We have a server that takes ~20mins to start up. Some testing was done, and we were able to determine that it is the print spooler service that is causing the slow down. Not enabling it with ...
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Service path cannot be found but file exists

I have several services that used to run on Windows Server 2003 and are now meant to run on Windows Server 2008 R2. They are all 32 bit. They install OK in 2008 but when I try to start them I get ...
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Windows 2003 service: disable message “the memory could not be written”

I have a windows service which throws a memory related error and then restarts. Besides trying to fix the error, which is something I'm working on, I need to know how to disable this annoying message: ...
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How to Make a WMI call fail?

I'm a developer but I have a question that seems belongs more in the ServerFault category than StackOverflow. We have a production service that every so often tends to throw: ...
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Apache 2.2 on Windows Server: won't start after attempting to change drive letter of all data and logs

I manage a web server that's running on Windows Server 2008 as a 64bit virtual host. All service software is running independently, and not as part of an AMP stack. The data drive has nearly filled up ...
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Method to migrate a windows service from one server to another

I'm setting up a staging server to test out an upgrade of some critical software (IBM Rational Team Concert on WebSphere) I'm not going to be able to re-install the app as I don't have all the info ...
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How can I tell what user account is being used by a service to access a network share on a Windows 2008 server?

I've got a third-party app/service running on a Windows 2003 SP2 server that is trying to fetch something from a network share on Windows 2008 box. Both boxes are members of an AD domain. For some ...
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What has changed with Win 2008 Server that Samba rpc control no longer works?

I've been happily using Samba's net rpc service ... to control services on a Windows 2003 server from my linux box, however now controlling a Windows 2008 server gives me WERR_ACCESS_DENIED errors. ...
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Windows Application Experience Service

On a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server, the event log is reporting event id 7036 "The Application Experience service entered the stopped state" and then later that it has started. This occurs ...
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Service with startup type automatic doesn't start after reboot

We have a custom service that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit. It has startup type of "Automatic". However, after a reboot, the service does not start automatically. It does start if we manually ...
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“SC.EXE config” and dollar sign in service name

Say I want to make Windows Service startup dependent on SQL Server. In my case service name for SQL Server is MSSQL$SQL11 (SQL11 is SQL Server instance name) However, when I issue this command: ...
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.\postgres looses “Log on as a service” after reboot; PostgreSQL service does not start

I've installed PostgreSQL 9.1 x64 on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 system using the usual install method. The computer has a Novell Client for Windows, and a ZENworks Adaptive Agent, which I suppose ...