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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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: ...
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tomcat 6 start mode setting for production

Tomcat 6 (as a windows service) seems to have a 'Start Mode' with options of 'java, jvm or exe' which can be set via the Tomcat Monitor (system tray icon). if I set this to 'java', I can see a forked ...
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Which tool / technology: System management for databases and dependent services

I'm looking for advice on how to enable our team to take down and re-start our company systems for maintenance purposes. The scenario includes several Oracle db machines several MS SQL Server ...
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How to get a service to listen on port 80 on Windows Server 2003

I've coded a custom windows service that listens on TCP port 80 but when I try to install it on a Windows Server 2003 machine it fails to start because some other service is already listening on that ...
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Is it possible to have DependOnService to depend on a service on another machine

On one server I have a Windows service that is dependent on a Windows service on another server. Is it possible to set up a dependency like this?
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How to find out what parameter was passed to a Windows Service

How do you find out what parameter was passed when starting a Windows service? I usually start a service thru net start by passing parameters as shown below net start DocumentHashService /Recursive ...
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Windows port forwarding

This is the scenario: A Windows XP client A Linux Server The client is natted/firewalled/unreacheable from outside, the linux server is public. I need to allow the client, once upon some ...
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windows service “soft link”

I would like to be able to have a nice management tool to allow the rollout of different versions of a windows service over time. for example I would like to deploy my software (windows service) in ...
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User for MSSQL 2008 Service Accounts

I want to create a Domain User that runs the SQL Service Accounts. The reason for this is that I have setup mirroring and MS recommends having the same user (a domain user account) running the ...
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Crash when attempting to install 32bit delphi service on 2008 r2

I have an old 32bit delphi application (with no source code), that is used as a windows service. It runs fine on windows 2003 32bit. I do not know if it has been created as a service originally, or ...
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How to find out who is starting a service?

In one of our servers, SQL Server service though set to manual and its dependant services are stopped, still it starts automatically if we stop the SQL Server service. Is there a utility or way to ...
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Can Pageant be used by Windows services?

Is it possible to configure Pageant (SSH key management) so that its keys are usable by a Windows service with the "Log On As" user of "Local System"? If not, is there any other tool that can do ...
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Can I safely disable WinHttpAutoProxySvc if I don't have a proxy?

I noticed that this service starts and stops regularly seeking for proxies, but in the service description says that it implements the HTTP client stack. Is it used for something more than proxy ...
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Having to run IISRESET twice to start all IIS related services

Seems like when I do IISRESET from command prompt, I'm getting the restart error about 90% of the time. Running IIS7 on Win 2008. But I've seen the same thing with IIS6 and Win2003. Running ...
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Error installing a .NET Windows service with InstallUtil

I keep getting the error below when every I try to use the InstallUtil to install my .NET service. I put "installutil myservice.exe" into command prompt and then get the error. Any idea of what the ...
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Is stopping IIS the same as stopping the World Wide Web Publishing service?

I'm sure of come across situations where stopping IIS using the IIS manager has not allowed me access to asp.net bin directory files that are in use but when stopping the World Wide Web Publishing ...
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How to configure Windows Server 2008 to start services on a backup server when the main server comes down?

I have a bunch of Windows Services and Scheduled Tasks running in one server. Since some of these services pools an external resource I leave it disabled in the backup server, to save bandwidth. How ...
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Running a Windows service under a domain user account

If I run a Windows service on some host under a domain user account, and the password for this account changes at some later point, will the service now fail to start, until you update the password? ...
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Controlling services on another computer

I am currently writing a service for windows and I am frequently tweeking it and updating it on to my test computer. I would like to write a script that automaticly stops the service, updates the exe ...
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Stopping IIS service

I've got IIS setup on my computer. I stopped it in order to start wamp/apache. so, I stopped the World Wide Web service in the services MMC snap-in and started wamp. but I still can't get wamp login ...
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Automatically Restarting Windows Service Depending on Certain Time Interval

Is there anyway, on Windows machine, to automatically restart a certain windows service?
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Installing MS Message Queuing on Windows XP by Command Line

I developed an application that needs MS Message Queuing to work. But it's really boring to have to go to the control panel of every computer where it's going to be running and go to Control Panel - ...
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Running VMs as services on Windows XP

We have a continuous integration box on which VMWare Workstation is installed. It manages all of our virtual machines. Occasionally, IT will restart this box and cause our continuous integration ...
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Windows Service executing an executable

I have a Windows Service that simply listens for certain events. Once triggered, the service executes a process (.exe). My problem: On windows server 2003, this works great. CPU for the executable ...
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How do I enable user-level mapped drives for Windows services?

I have two Windows services, "ServiceA" and "ServiceB". Each service runs under the user names "UserA" and "UserB" respectively, and in all other respects the services are identical (separate ...
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Windows service fails to start up after certain number of instances

I develop a .Net WCF web service hosted as a windows service on Windows XP for development and Windows Server 2003 SP2 for deployment. We install several instances of the service (one for each logical ...
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Running a Windows service under a domain account from a non-member server

I've got a standalone Windows Server 2003 running SQL Server 2005 and a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain controller. Using maintenance plans/SQL Server Agent, I'm trying to write the ...
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What does exactly mean the “Automatic (Delayed)” mode for a Windows service?

Sorry for the approximative translation from french. So I understand pretty well what means : - disabled - manual - automatic But what does mean automatic (delayed) ? - Does Windows wait for ...
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JBoss Problems on Windows with JBoss service start and CF9 Deployment!

i have downloaded JBOSS 5.1 and unzipped it to c:\jboss-5.1.0.GA. I have installed java jdk1.6.0_17 and i am using Windows XP SP3 (Dev-Environment) I have two problems. I am not able to use it as a ...
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Limit services hosted by one svchost.exe under Windows XP?

Is there a registry setting or something to limit the number of individual services that are run within a single svchost.exe process? I'm aware of the WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS flag and the sc ...
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Cygwin SFTP directory security

Here is what we are trying to accomplish: A client drops off a file on a Windows/Cygwin SFTP folder A Windows service scans the folder and processes the file The problem: The Windows service is ...
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Vboxheadless without a command prompt (VirtualBox)

I'm trying to run VirtualBox VM's in the background from a service. I'm having trouble starting a process the way I desire. I'd like to start the virtualbox guest in headless mode as a separate ...
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What are Apache's real service dependencies? (Failing to start on reboot but works fine after that.)

I've had varied luck with my Apache service starting successfully after a reboot in the past. Nowadays, I have several Apache services running, and on the last reboot (after a Windows Update) none of ...
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Error 1069 the service did not start due to a logon failure

Our CruiseControl.NET service on Win2003 Server (VMWare Virtual) was recently changed from a service account to a user account to allow for a new part of our build process to work. The new user has ...
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SQL server running as Network service giving login errors

I found that when one of our machines reboot, I see audit errors in the event viewer saying that SQL Server Express cannot logon with NT Authority\System, there after my service application gives a ...
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Windows service runs file locally but not on server

I created a simple Windows service in dot net which runs a file. When I run the service locally I see the file running in the task manager just fine. However, when I run the service on the server it ...
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Why is postgresql 8.4 randomly shutting down on the weekend?

I have a production 8.4 service and a dev 8.4 service. They have been running solidly, but the past two weekends, the production service has randomly stopped running, this week on Sunday, last week ...
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Minimal permissions needed to install Service under Windows 7

What are the minimal permissions that IT would have to grant me in order to allow me to install a service under Windows 7? Regards.
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VMware Player - Running as a Service

Is it possible to run VMware player as a Windows Service so that a user does not have to be logged in to have the player running?
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Problem with Windows Service and network printers

I have a Windows Service application that every now and then should print some documents. As far as I know, to print those documents, my service must be run with a user account other than Local ...
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Windows service Application.LocalUserAppDataPath

Application.LocalUserAppDataPath" is differ from "Application.CommonAppDataPath" for a same windows service? The "Application.LocalUserAppDataPath" suppose to refer the same path as ...
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Set Application.LocalUserAppDataPath for Windows Services

How to define the Application.LocalUserAppDataPath for windows services? Serive Account type as "LocalSystem". its referring the following path C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application ...
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Error setting a Windows Service LogOn user

I have a windows service installed (Vista SP1), and I'm trying to set its logon user to a domain user instead of the SYSTEM account. I'm able to select the domain location & user through ...