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A Windows Service is Spoiling my Backup. Help!

Backups are an essential part of any professional system. Schedule them regularly or risk losing valuable data (and precious time) when a component fails. But backing up a live system can often be tricky. The backup software must “lock” each … Continue reading

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Top 10 differences between a Windows Service and a regular application

First, let’s start with some definitions… What is a regular application? A regular application is one that you start and run on your Windows desktop. You launch it from a desktop icon, by double-clicking an associated document, or by typing … Continue reading

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Essential Tools for Windows Services: The NET Command

If you manage Windows Services and are comfortable working from the command line, then the Windows NET.EXE command should be in your toolkit. Use it to easily start, stop, pause or restart any service from an elevated command prompt, or … Continue reading

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