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Windows Services Startup Types Explained

In this article… What is a service’s Startup Type? Where do I find it? Automatic Automatic (Delayed Start) Manual Disabled Intermission: What does “Trigger Start” mean? Automatic (Trigger Start) Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Windows Service startup … Continue reading

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Our Software is TAA Compliant

What is the TAA? TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2582), which was enacted by the U.S. government in 1979 to foster fair and open international trade. The TAA requires that the U.S. Government acquire “U.S. … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why did my Windows Service Start Unexpectedly?

  I’ve got a Windows Service that keeps starting by itself. Why is that happening? I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure out why… — Colin P. Hi Colin. There may be several culprits here. Let’s go through a few. … Continue reading

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Q&A: What do “Automatic (Trigger Start)” and “Manual (Trigger Start)” mean for Windows Services?

  When I look in Services.msc, some of the Windows Services have a startup type of “Automatic (Trigger Start)” and “Manual (Trigger Start)”. What do those mean? — Liam Hi Liam. Those trigger start types are indeed mysterious. And the Services … Continue reading

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How to Start your Windows Service When a USB Flash Drive is Inserted

Windows Services are designed to start up at boot and run 24×7, but that framework is overkill for server software that must occasionally come alive to process specific events and go back to a waiting state. Service Triggers were introduced … Continue reading

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