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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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 the print spooler service keeps stopping a few seconds after I restart it. The event log doesn't provide any clear error, The print spooler service ...
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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 ...