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How to Export the List of Windows Services on Your Computer

1. Export to CSV or tabbed text with the Services application Perhaps the easiest way to export your services is with the built-in Windows Services application — services.msc. To export, simply: Start Services. Click the Start button, type services.msc in … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why does AlwaysUp run the 32-bit Version of PowerShell?

  We have been trying to get a particular PowerShell script running as a service for some time now. I have been pulling my hair out but I think I finally found the issue and I don’t understand why it’s happening. … 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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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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When did my Windows Service Start?

Here are four ways to determine when your windows service last started. Solution #1: Search the Windows Event Logs with PowerShell The Windows Event Logs hold a wealth of information about your computer’s activities. Indeed, a new record is added … Continue reading

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