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Q&A: How Do I Delay the Start of my Windows Service?

  Our build server has a ton of services installed and it takes a while for them to start whenever the machine boots. One of the services doesn’t connect to the database if it starts too soon. When that happens, I … Continue reading

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Q&A: Should I use NET or SC to start/stop/restart our Windows Services?

  My team manages a few third-party Windows Services. We plan to write scripts that start, stop and restart the services as part of regular maintenance through batch files. Should we use NET or SC? What’s the difference? Is one more … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: EventLog / Windows Event Log

In this article… What is the Windows Event Log (EventLog) service? What happens if I stop EventLog? Is it OK to disable the Windows Event Log service? Questions? Problems? What is the Windows Event Log (EventLog) service? The EventLog service … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Change the Name of my Windows Service?

We manage a third-party package that installs a Windows Service with a generic name. I keep having to explain what it means to my team/customers, which can be a pain. How do I change the name of the service to … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Restart a Windows Service when an Event is Reported?

  We have a service that should restart whenever another service writes a particular event to the Event Viewer. How can I do that? — Russell Hi Russell. To create that workflow, you can introduce an “Event Trigger” with the Windows … Continue reading

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