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3 Proven Ways to Send Email from a Windows Service (Without Outlook)

Not all Outlook functions work from a Windows Service Calling Outlook from a Windows Service can be problematic. Even though many operations work fine, Microsoft has issued some pointed advice for customers looking to run any Office application in the … Continue reading

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Q&A: What changed with my Windows Services?

  How can I tell if someone updated the services on our Windows 2019 server? Do you have any tools for that? — Sheldon P. Hi Sheldon. Since Windows Services run with high privileges, it’s very important to keep an eye … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: LanmanServer / Server

In this article… What is the LanmanServer (Server) service? What happens if I stop the LanmanServer service? Is it safe to disable LanmanServer? Questions? Problems? What is the LanmanServer (Server) service? The LanmanServer service allows your computer to share files … Continue reading

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Q&A: I created a Windows Service with SC. Why won’t it Start?

  I installed my program as a Windows Service using the SC command. The result was “CreateService SUCCESS”, and my service is listed with all the others so I know it worked. But whenever I try to start the service, the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why is the Stop Button Disabled for my Windows Service?

I want to stop a running service but can’t because the Stop button is grayed out. I am logged into an Administrator account and all other user accounts are logged off. Any ideas why I may be unable to stop … Continue reading

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