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A service (also daemon or server) is a programme that constantly runs in the background. It usually services requests. If you are asking about online services, please use a different tag.

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How to change Linux services startup/boot order?

As the question is clear from the title, how do I change Linux services startup/boot order?
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Where can I find data stored by a Windows Service running as "Local System Account"?

I'm using a service which stores data on disk. The service is running as "local system account". Where is the stored data for that system user? I'm thinking about C:\Documents and Settings\Default ...
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How to automatically restart a service on failure in Linux

On Windows, you can set what should happen if/when a service fails. Is there a standard way of achieving the same thing on Linux (CentOS in particular)? A bigger part of my question is: how do you ...
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Can the startup order for windows services be configured? If so, where?

Windows Server 2003 MySQL 5.x Hi Guys, I have a service that requires mysql to be running when starting up. I'd like ensure that mysql itself starts well before other windows services during ...
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How to find memory usage of individual Windows services?

Task Manager shows the overall memory usage of svchost.exe. Is there a way to view the memory usage of individual services? Note this is similar to Finegrained performance reporting on svchost.exe
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What does "<service_name> dead but subsys locked" mean?

I'm trying to run memcached on a centos box and it runs for a while, but then ends up in this state: memcached dead but subsys locked netstat shows this: tcp 0 0 :::11211 ...
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Disable all services, except ssh

How can I disable all services except ssh on modern (systemd based) linux distributions? I need to implement a maintenance mode. All these services need to be down: postgres postfix apache cups ...
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What can cause ALL services on a server to go down, yet still responding to ping? and how to figure out

It has happened to me already twice within very few days that my server goes down completely, meaning http, ssh, ftp, dns, smtp, basically ALL services stop responding, as if the server had been ...
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How to create a windows service in XP

How can I turn a given normal application into a Windows service under Windows XP? EDIT: This is a server application, so it has no GUI and does not require any input or output.
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How to give rights to one user for the restart of a service

It's there a way i can give the rights to a specific user, for restart a specific service on windows server 2008 ?
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Run a script as root from apache

I would like to update my hosts file and restart dnsmasq from a web interface (php/apache2). I tried playing around with suid bits (the demonstaration). I have both apache and dnsmasq running on an ...
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Monitoring a one-off service

We do not have any sort of proper server monitoring solution in place (a situation I'd like to rectify this summer), but I've got one service in particular that I'd like to monitor. [Our current ...
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What is the difference between service and systemctl?

Maybe this is a trivial question, but it is not totally clear to me. On one of our servers we have some background processes running which were started with service and some others which were started ...
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Free public SSH server for testing purposes [closed]

I'm writing an application that makes connections to SSH servers. It doesn't need anything specific from the server (except running under GNU/Linux). I need SSH servers for running my application ...
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Configuring Systemd Service to run with root access

I have a service in the form of a node.js application set up with Systemd on Raspbian Jessie and it is using its own user account. However, I am finding that the service does not run correctly because ...
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Can't start CentOS 7 "network" service

I Can't start CentOS 7 "network" service after disabling and removing "NetworkManager" service. When I check the network service status, it comes up with the following error: #systemctl status ...
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How to set systemd service dependencies?

During CentOS 7 system boot nginx start fails with the following error: 2014/08/04 17:27:34 [emerg] 790#0: bind() to a.b.c.d:443 failed (99: Cannot assign requested address) I suspect this is ...
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Is there an equivalent command for 'init.d/networking restart' in OS X

From time to time, I've encountered issues with OS X clients' network connections (Wired and Wireless, Leopard/Snow Leopard) where nothing will fix the issue, until you reboot. Is there a ...
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How to remove or uninstall an orphaned service?

There are times when Windows Services are installed and for various reasons, that hopefully are not important to the answer, the service no longer has the installer attached to it. Therefore, this ...
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How can systemd run a command as root before launching a service as a different user? [closed]

I'm running svnserve on a Fedora 17 machine with the following systemd service file: [Unit] Description=Subversion Server After=syslog.target network.target [Service] User=svn Type=forking ...
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How to set up Google ShortName service for my domain, so that the FQDN isn't needed

The blog post "A 'tinyurl' service for your domain" explains how to set up a ShortName service for your domain using Google Apps. For example, if your domain is example.com and you use Google Apps, ...
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Force-Removing Windows Services

I am getting the following message while trying to remove a windows service with SC command? C:\Users\chacha>sc delete service_name [SC] OpenService FAILED 5: Access is denied. I tried to change ...
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varnish daemon not listening on configured port

I'm trying to install varnish on ubuntu 16.04, I read several article none are working. From what I read, since ubuntu 15.04, the way of configuring varnish has changed (because of systemd). Now on ...
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Recommended way to disable a service in Debian

Is there a "recommended way" to disable a service in Debian? (Disable = The service is installed but won't start automatically when the machine boots.) I know that you can update-rc.d -f service ...
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"service"-command and environment variables

I am trying to start a service that requires a env. variable to be set to certain path. I set this variable in "/etc/profile.d/". However when I start this service using the service command, it doesn'...
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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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CentOS 5.5: service not stopped on shutdown

I have wrote script /etc/init.d/xxx which start/stop my service on CentOS 5.5. When I call 'service start xxx' or 'service stop xxx' everything works fine. But when I restart my machine, I see in the ...
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Granting service control manager access permission to user outside of administrator group

I have a user outside of administrator group. How can I grant service control manager access permission for that (specific) user? It's like SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS from the following link: http://...
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What is "Radan HTTP"?

There is a service using the 8088 port on a Linux server I use. It identifies itself as radan-http, and indeed it's on the IANA port list. It is apparently being used by Nginx. But, despite a fair ...
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Restarting the httpd service in RHEL returns "Stopping httpd: [FAILED]" - How do I fix this?

This is my first indication of an issue: $ sudo /sbin/service httpd restart Stopping httpd: [FAILED] Starting httpd: no listening sockets available, ...
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What killed my tomcat service and how can I restart it automatically?

tomcat 9 with ubuntu 18.04. tomcat service status: ● tomcat.service - Tomcat 9 servlet container Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/tomcat.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: ...
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How to reset service permissions after messing up with `sc sdset`?

After applying this "solution" I have no way of starting the spooler service, not even as Admin. If I open services.msc as Administrator, that service has disappeared, as noted here (I wish I found ...
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Setting up daemons on Mac OS X

I've recently given in to temptation and bought a new MacBook - I've upgraded the RAM, got AppleCare etc. and am really enjoying myself! I've been setting up my development environment - compiling my ...
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Start stopped service because of dependency update

I have two systemd services: postgresql.service and app.service. postgresql.service is distribution provided (ubuntu 15.10) and app.service is written by myself. Since app needs postgresql, the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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How to sequence a proper shutdown and startup of web services with systemd?

I am trying to structure the shutdown and startup of Apache, PHP-FPM and MariaDB services using systemd: These are the additional configuration files in /etc/systemd/system folder: # httpd.service ....
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How does Windows Service Control Manager Work?

This is the Microsoft Document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc756379%28v%3dws.10%29 Service Control Manager transmits control ...
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Windows Sharepoint Services Login Problem

I am wanting to try out Windows Sharepoint Services on my Windows 2008 Box at home. The Windows 2008 Server is a domain controller. I have installed IIS 7, Active Directory, SQL 2008 Standard and ...
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Remove active directory certificate services role

I have logged in as Administrator to my windows 2012 server. I just installed active directory certificate services role, now I want to remove it (as this service prevents me from adding my server to ...
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How can I troubleshoot a service not starting at boot?

I've got a service set up to start at boot but it's not doing so and I don't know where to look (e.g. logs) to troubleshoot it. I've verified the run level: $ grep default /etc/inittab id:3:...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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Give users the right to restart a service

Based on How to give rights to one user for the restart of a service I've tried the command sc sdset My.Service (A;;RPWP;;;S-1-1-0) which i believe should give all users permission to restart My....
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Installing gitblit GO as service in Ubuntu Server 16.04

I got a new server with ubuntu 16.04 and installed gitblit GO. extracted it to /opt/gitblit/ created user and group glitblit gave rights to user: chown -R gitblit:gitblit /opt/gitblit called install-...
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"IIS Admin Service is Disabled" Error When IIS Admin Is Running

Issue: I am trying to start the Default Website on IIS, but I am getting the following error: As you can see, it says that IIS Admin is disabled, when it is actually running. Question: Is there ...
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Give Non Root user access to start mysqld service

I have a Non Root User abc and want to give the user sudo rights only to restart, start or stop - mysqld service. i.e sudo service mysqld restart. How can I do it so? I would like to do the same to ...
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How to set Windows Services permissions from Powershell?

I need to grant a specific account SERVICE_START permissions for a given Windows service. There seems to be some methods for doing so here, but would prefer a method that's native to PowerShell and ...
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How to monitor services with SNMP?

I want to monitor the status of several services via SNMP. The manpage says: proc NAME [MAX [MIN]] monitors the number of processes called NAME (as reported by "/bin/ps -e") running on ...
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Setting up mongodb via upstart - how to pass options?

I installed MongoDB in an Ubuntu Server VM inside VMware using these instructions: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/. Everything works fine, and I can access MongoDB ...
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Monitor Services with $ in the service name in Icinga / Nagios

I'm trying to set up monitoring on a couple of MSSQL instances that exist on my Windows servers. The issue here is that if the service name contains a $ (for example, MSSQL$PROD)then the check_nt ...
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puppet service not stopping service

notice ("This should be echoed") service { "iptables": ensure => "stopped", } This does not stop iptables, I am not sure why. service iptables stop works fine. Puppet 2.6.17 on CentOS 6.3. ...
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