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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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 ...
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How do I grant start/stop/restart permissions on a service to an arbitrary user or group on a non-domain-member server?

We have a suite of Windows Services running on our servers which perform a bunch of automated tasks independently of one another, with the exception of one service which looks after the other ...
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Allow read-only access to Windows Services

Is it possible to allow read-only mode so that someone to use management console to 'connect to another computer' and see the services running? This is a Win2008 server, and the users will not have ...
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Change Windows Service Priority

I have a windows service that needs to run with High Priority. At the end of the day I want to use this script to modify the priority after service startup: Const HIGH = 256 strComputer = "." ...
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Windows Service can't access network share

I have a windows service running on my local machine. It's configured to run under NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. The program access a network shared drive on a computer in the same subnet. That shared ...
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Windows Service Limit Crashes Services on Startup

We have developed a custom Windows service in C# as part of a large Enterprise application. Our QA department tests multiple versions of this service. The QA lab has several (over 20) copies of this ...
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Any Reason Why I Can't Run a Windows Service as a Domain User?

Any reason why I can't add a domain user as the logged on role for a Windows service? The syntax of the domain name and user is correct and the password is definitely correct, but whenever I try to ...
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Limit on WMIC requests from a Windows Service

Does anyone know if there is limit on how many wmic requests Windows can handle simultaneously if they are originating from a Windows service? The reason I'm asking is because my application fails ...
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to uninstall or to disable Windows service/component?

Windows XP Pro SP3 I can disable, for ex., RIP Listener in services.msc... Or I can unistall it in ControlPanel --> Add Or Remove Programs --> Windows Components ---> Networking Services --> ...
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Windows 2008 service creation permission

What do I need to grant permission for creating a service in Windows server 2008 R2? I have added the user to the local "Administrators" group. This is the error message: C:\temp>sc create test ...
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The NetTcpPortSharing service won't start on my Windows 7 installation

The NetTcpPortSharing service won't start on my Windows 7 installation, it says: Windows could not start the NetTcpPortSharing service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file ...
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Starting a Service from Cmd.exe

I have a WCF Service being hosted by a Windows Service. How would I go about starting the service from the command line while passing the following arguments The user I would like the service to ...
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Do domain service accounts benefit from cached credentials?

When a domain user successfully logs on to a domain-joined computer, the user's domain credentials are cached so that the user can logon again if the domain controller is unavailable (eg the computer ...
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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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How to find which services/tasks in a domain are using domain credentials?

I've got an old service account that is attached to an undetermined amount of scheduled tasks and services across 7 or 8 servers. Unfortunately, this account was created by a previous employee who ...
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Can I start a Windows Service on another server from the command line?

Can I (How can I) remotely start and stop a Windows Service running on another server from the command line? My server is running Windows Server 2003.
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Sound on Windows 2000 Server

We have still some Windows 2000 Server / Advanced Server machines running. Is it possible to install audio service or something? It does not seem to have sound capabilities (like the Windows 2000 ...
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Running a bat file in XP as a windows service

Im using Windows XP and i want to run a particular bat file as a windows service.Is there any way to do that ? Please Help Thank You
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WAMP is not getting started [closed]

I am not the admin of my computer. I have installed WAMP 2.0 successfully on Windows XP, but I am not able to start it. When I try, it doest not give any error, just it does not start.
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Restarting windoes 2k3 from the command prompt

I have a windows server 2003 (x64) and I want to restarting it from the command line but when I execute shutdown -r it doesn't work . What am I going to do ?
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Problems creating service using sc.exe

I have this command to create a service: sc create svnserve binpath="\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service --root C:\SVNRoot" displayname="Subversion" depend=tcpip ...
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Can a Windows process continue between sessions?

I'd like to start a process when the PC starts up but before the user logs in. Then, after the user logs in they see the console/gui for already running process. If they logoff, the process will ...
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Automatically restart Coldfusion at set intervals on IIS 7.0

What is the easiest way to tell IIS7 to restart Coldfusion Server at set time intervals (every 6 hours for example) without paying for something like Service Hawk?
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Should windows services be created with custom users, or should I use one of LocalSystem/LocalService/NetworkService

I'm asking the question in general for the average custom developed NT service or unix OSS daemon ported to windows with SCM support. However, at the moment my immediate concern is for mongodb. From ...
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Postgresql server will not start

I'm on Windows 7. I restarted my computer. I then tried to connect to the database and got an error. I don't remember which one in particular but it was some connection issue. I decided to try to ...
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Recommended service account setup for MS SQL Server 2005/2008

We have a number of MS SQL servers in our environment running either SQL Server 2005 standard/enterprise or SQL server 2008 enterprise. Currently the SQL services are running as local service or ...
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Win 7 client print spooler service keeps stopping

I have a Windows 7 (32 bit) client where it's print spooler keeps stoppong a few seconds after I restart it. The event log doesn't provide any clear error, "The print spooler service stopped ...
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Will restarting the W3SVC Web Publishing Service, also restart the app pool in IIS?

Background: I'm trying to stop and start IIS on a windows 7 build box, in order to run acceptance tests. But from what I have read, most of the remote web management features have been disabled by ...
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High availability for Windows Service under Windows Server 2003

I have a following situation: I need to deploy a windows service that listens for incoming request on tcp port (basically WCF service). I have a High Availability requirement - the service must be ...
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Can't uninstall windows service

I have somehow managed to half uninstall a windows service I was developing. In no particular order It won't delete if I use sc delete servicename It gives an exception using installutil /u ...
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How to start a service with certain start parameters on Windows

How do I start a service with certain parameters? In another question I have found net start servicename blah but if I try this, net throws a syntax error at me. What am I doing wrong? Edit: ...