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Essential Windows Services: Security Accounts Manager / SamSs

In this article… What is the Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) service? What happens if I stop SamSs? Is it OK to disable the Security Accounts Manager service? What happens if I kill the SamSs process (lsass.exe)? The SamSs service isn’t … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Restart a Windows Service on a Remote Computer?

  What’s the best way to restart a Windows Service remotely from our central domain server? — Sylvia W. Hi Sylvia. We know of at least five ways to restart a Windows Service on a remote machine. Let’s review each method, … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Automatically Restart my Windows Service when it Crashes?

  One of our Windows Services crashes a few times a month. When that happens, a tech has to log into the server and start the service again, which is a pain. Isn’t there a way to restart the service automatically … Continue reading

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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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