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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What can cause a service to switch from 'automatic' startup to to 'manual' startup?

We had some problem with the Windows Time Service a while ago. It was set to 'manual' startup and was not started. We set this to 'automatic' startup on every server and configured it properly to sync ...
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How can I get the path to a Windows service executable WITHOUT using sc qc?

I need to query a windows service for the path to it's executable via the command prompt. I think the way I would do this is:sc qc myServiceName, but when I do that, I get the following error: ...
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What's causing the delay in my network adapter binding to the network?

I have a server that takes several minutes for the NIC to bind itself to the network upon startup (it has a statically-configured IP). This causes the WINS and Intersite Messaging services (and ...
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What is the difference between Windows XP services and Windows 7 services?

I have downloaded an open source C++ application. This application run as a Linux daemon, listening at a port, and waiting for connection from client PC. Someone has compiled this application under ...
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web server: REST API “forwarder”

We have a REST API in our application, however we do not wish to put the server which provides this API in a web-accessible location. I would like to install something in a web-accessible server ...
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Can't override service exe file after service was stopped

On Windows Server 2008 R2 I stopped my service and trying to override the exe file to update it, but it gives me access denied exception. What can I do to fix it?
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What's the best way to Deploy/Update/Control Windows services on a hundred EC2 servers?

I'm developing an image processing application running on Windows on Amazon EC2. The application is currently a console app I'm starting manually on a few machines. I'm refactoring it into a Windows ...
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How can I securely set up an available PostgreSQL connection in Windows?

I'm running PostgreSQL in Windows. I have a vanilla installation with a single admin Windows user account, which I've used to install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin III. Using pgAdmin III I created a database ...
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How to go about deploying windows services to a number of nodes

I have about a dozen windows service which I need to deploy fairly frequently to a fairly large collection of nodes. I was looking at Octopus Deploy which seemed pretty good but I was wondering what ...
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Login failed when SQL Server starts

I've got a windows service that needs to connect to SQL Server databases (SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2). This service depends on SQL Server. The problem is when the SQL Server service ...
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application trying to use net.exe to map shared folder on different domain

I am a c# developer running in to issues with a program of mine that tries to transfer files on to a shared folder on a computer which is on a different domain. i.e my windows service sits on domain ...
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Registry keys unavailable to application being run from a service

We are writting a custom windows service application. The service is set to allow interaction with the desktop, and the service application will need to execute another "normal" application. The ...
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How to Install an executable as a Windows Service

I have an executable that doesn't require any interaction with the user and I want to install it as a Windows service; what do I need to have and do to make that happen? I didn't write the app; I ...
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Is it possible to install a windows service that requires a password with SCCM?

Is it possible to do an unattended installed of a windows service that requires a password with SCCM? It would be nice if SCCM could run a package as a service account. That way the package could ...
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What GPO rights are required for an exchange service account?

I'm trying to create an exchange domain service account. I'd like to define the rights in a Group Policy Object. since this is for both a 2 node DAG, and 2 node CAS Array, I need to know the rights ...
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Deploying C# Windows Service in multiple servers

I've created a C# windows service and its ready to be deployed. I have 215 servers on which this windows service is to be installed. I have to login to each box and deploy the service. Is there an ...
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How do you prevent wuauserv (Windows Update Service) from restarting?

Regarding: net stop "windows update" this works for a while but then the service starts again. What is restarting this service and how do I prevent it from doing so?
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window xp network service don't start

In a windows XP pc, joined to a domain, I have a service (SCardSvr) that use to run as "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService". Accidentally I changed the logon to local system account and the service didn't ...
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Win Service running under LocalService account cannot access environment variables

I am looking for prove or disprove of my theory. We have windows service which runs under LocalSystem account. the service is calling msbuild and builds csproj (Visual Studio project) file, which use ...
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Automate Windows Robocopy with internal changes monitor /MON:1 option

The /MON:1 option works just great and run directory scan if only changes happened. This is something that is not possible to do if robocpy is ran from windows scheduler each 10 min. Is there a way ...
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Windows Event Log service won't start - how to figure out cause

Windows Event Log service will not start, it says "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified." I've tried sfc /scannow and it reported zero issues. All other services start up fine, so ...
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Why can a user grant themselves the Log On As A Service right?

This article describes the (relatively laborious) steps you should go through to grant an Active Directory user the Log On As A Service right. However, if I install a service and manually specify my ...
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Configuring a service to be started under Local Service account from command line

How can this problem be solved? I know there is a sc utility, but I don't know how to assign the Local Service account to the obj parameter (because of the spaces in the name), and how to assign a ...
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Which user should a backup service run as?

I'm working on an application which uses Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup a particular file at regular intervals. This works when run as admin but when I run the service under the "Network ...
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Utility that waits for file to show up, then can execute a batch file when it shows up

I'm looking for input from the community for a utility that can set up a filesystemwatcher, ie, it can hook into File System events that detect when a file is created in a specific directory, and then ...
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How to push an install to windows clients

I need to install a windows service on many windows clients in an AD environment. I'm assuming the company has some sort of client management system installed. The install must be silent and cause no ...
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Mapping Drive Error - System Error 1808

A vendor is attempting to map and preserve a network drive using nt authority/system; so it stays persistent when the interactive session of the server is lost. They were able to do this on one server ...
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What's your recommended Service Manager for Windows Server 2003?

I am setting up a Windows Server which will have some non-service apps running all the time. Since I don't want to login everytime just to start the apps, I want to use a Service Manager. Microsoft's ...
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How do I make one service dependent on another in Windows 7?

If I view properties for a service, I can see the "Dependencies" tab, but I can't assign other services to this tab. I have two services that start on startup, a server and a database. The server ...
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How can you identify why a Windows service (TeamCity build agent) is hanging when running a command?

I've got a problem with a Windows service I just simply can't get to the bottom of. What I'm trying to do is execute the HP WebInspect 9.0 application from a TeamCity build agent which runs as a ...
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How to prevent user from logon of an account used for impersonation only?

Currently I have a windows service written in C# (running as LocalSystem) which creates a user account, needed for impersonation, by using the DirectoryEntry to add the user/password and associated ...
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Network path getting locked up by Windows Service

I've written a simple Windows Service which polls a UNC path every few [5] seconds. When it finds a particular sub-directory in that folder it moves it. The code doesn't have any locking ...
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ASP.Net State Service missing from Services

The ASP.net State Service appears to have mysteriously disappeared from our web server's Services list after changing the .Net version in an IIS app pool to v4 and then changing it back to v3.5 again. ...
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MySQL Start Service

Is it possible to, remotely using MySQL, to start a service on the server, or to run any file? What about FTP, can you tell it to run a file? I ask because a developer I work with has killed apache, ...
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Determine why windows services were deleted - Windows Server 2003

I just ran into a problem where several windows services related to products from entirely different companies were suddenly and inexplicable deleted (just the windows service registration itself - ...
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What are minimum number of services I need to start to have w working sql server?

I'm looking to start the very minimum number of services to have a fully working version of SQL Server running that will enable external connections. I know MSSQLSERVER is required but do I need to ...
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MSSQLSERVER Will Not Start - Event ID 913 and 1814

I need some serious help. I have a major database server down and am scratching my head at how to fix it. The server was hit by rolling black outs last week in Dallas and sense then, Microsoft SQL ...
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postgresql service corrupt, how can i re-create service?

I recently was tricked into running one of those registry cleaner programs (RegistryBooster). It seemed to work fine until I tried to start my postgres service. For some reason, the 'path to ...
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Installing memcached on Windows Server 2003

I installed memcached on my dev box which is Windows 7. Everything worked great. Now I want to install on my test server which is Windows Server 2003. I want to run memcached as a Windows service, ...
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Problems installing Windows service via Group Policy in a domain

I'm reasonably new to Group Policy administration and I'm trying to deploy an MSI installer via Active Directory to install a service. In reality, I'm a software developer trying to test how my ...
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Windows Service automatic failover

I am implementing a Windows Service. The service will be installed in a cluster of application servers. Is there a way in the cluster functionality of Windows to set up active/passive failover for ...
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Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?

One of the biggest problems we have in automating application deployments is the idea that running IIS AppPools and Windows Services under domain service accounts is a 'best practice'. Unfortunately, ...
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How do i map network drive with User Credentials

I would like to know how do i map a network drive with user Credentials and is it possible to map network drive with local system account ??
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run schedule task before windows service starts

I want to run a schedule task before a specified windows service (Service A). Service A starts automatically. What is the best approach to take? Do I need to convert the schedule task into a service ...
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An application that MUST remain active

I need a way to force my application (named watchdog) to remain operative even if I close it intentionally. This application, at the same time, checks for the activity of other two applications ...
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How do I setup a “service account” for apache on XP pro?

This question has been spawned from this: http://serverfault.com/questions/195675/vpc-running-winxp-sp3-with-wamp-403-error-on-network-drive The real question: Basically i need to know how to setup ...
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“A required privilege is not held by the client.”

I have iis5 on xp. Everything was working until I had to change the user account of the iis windows service from Local System to another user (details). Now iis is up but when I surf it I get: "A ...
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How to change the user iis 5 service runs on?

I have IIS 5 running over XP. I was told to change it such that the iis process does not run under the system account. Where do I change this?
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Possible to install a windows service on azure?

On the azure site they write about your application being run in a window server environment and that you should be able to run anything that you normally can on a window server. So is it possible to ...
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Service runs on XP but not in Windows Server 2003

I have a service that uses a certain port and it is for TCP and runs fine in windows xp but starts and immediately stops in server 2003. when launched in server 2003 i get a dialog box that says ...