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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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 ...
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Path for Windows Services?

I've got a service that I need to start as a different user to 'Local System' There is a user specific PATH I need to add to the default path in order for the service to work correctly. The default ...
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100% CPU use when new usb device plugged in - services.exe / windows server 2003

On my server I am trying to install a new usb drive but all that happens is the system starts using huge amounts of processor cycles with services.exe. On closer inspection with process explorer there ...
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Is it possible to use Group Policy to grant the permission to manage Windows services?

Is it possible to use Group Policy to grant the permission to manage Windows services? I would really like to know if this is even possible, and if so, where do you recommend I look for more ...
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SSH Tunnel as a Windows Service

I want to set up an SSH tunnel to run as a Windows service, I need to be able to set it up using only the command line so this counts out any software that doesn't include a command line version. ...
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How to create a service running a .bat file on Windows 2008 Server?

I've created the service using sc create myService binpath=myservice.bat But when I start it, it fails with the following error message: [SC] StartService FAILED 1053: The service did not ...
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Auto-start the SQL Server Agent after a computer restart

I am using the SQL Server Agent to run some jobs every day, but the problem is that whenever the server (the machine itself) is restarted, the SQL Server Agent doesn't automatically start when the ...
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Error: “'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file”

Has anyone seen this error on an XP desktop machine before? 'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. It's being used in a 'net start ...
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How can I automatically restart a Windows service if it crashes?

I have a Windows service that exits unexpectedly every few days. Is there a simple way to monitor it to make sure it gets restarted quickly if it crashes?
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Best way to throttle smtp email on Windows Server 2008

I have a server with SMTP set up for my site's outbound email. In order to not get blacklisted I'd like to limit outbound emails to under an arbitrary threshold (let's say 500 per hour). What's the ...
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“Computer Browser” service on Windows Server 2003 crashing server

Our server (a Dell, that matters, since Auto Recovery on our backplate is causing the computer to reboot automatically due to the hang) is running Windows Server 2003 (x86). Our Browser (aka ...
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Windows Services - Common Ports to Open in Firewall

I've always had trouble finding firewall port information for some windows-based software/services. For example,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832017 gives me the ports but there's no differentiation ...
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How do I grant users the ability to install windows services?

I'd like to be able to allow the development team to install services on a Win2003 server. They can already connect via RDP/FTP with limited accounts but I'd like to be able to grant installation ...
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Server 2003: login delay while service starting

On Windows Server 2003, we have an occasional condition where an application service fails to start immediately, and the service stays in the “Starting” state for 20 minutes, after which it times out ...
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Running a Windows Service as a user from another Active Directory Domain

I would like to run a Windows Service under the identity of a User Account that exists on a different Active Directory Domain than the one the host machine is currently joined to. What kind of ...
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How do I configure proxy settings for LOCAL SYSTEM?

If I edit Proxy Settings through the Control Panel, the settings are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable and ...\ProxyServer. These ...
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Windows Service dependencies

I have a Windows service A that depends on service B. According to this Microsoft KB article I can add a registry key to tell Windows to wait until B starts before starting A. Can I therefore expect ...
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Windows Service >> 'Log on as' does not load user's profile?

I have an application running as a service under a certain user, but for some reason when the machine is (re)started and the service starts it does not load that particular user's profile (including ...
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How do you start ColdFusion MX 7?

I'm running it on a Windows 2003 machine. I can start it from the C:\CFusionMX7\bin\cfstart.bat, but when I close the command prompt window, it shuts down again. Is there another method for starting ...
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Print spooler service does not restart

I have a windows server 2003 with a few printers, and once in a while the Print Spooler service crashes with this message in the event viewer: Faulting application spoolsv.exe, version 5.2.3790.0, ...