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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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Windows Server 2022: A Few Improvements, but No Changes to Windows Services

In this article… What’s new in Windows Server 2022 Windows Services: No new features or improvements AlwaysUp & Service Protector are fully compatible with Server 2022 More information & resources With surprisingly little fanfare, Microsoft released Windows Server 2022 in … Continue reading

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Service Protector 8 Maximizes Service Uptime with Advanced Sanity Checks

Service Protector 8.0 was released on November 9 2021. Here are the most significant changes in this new version: Easy to use Sanity Checks will help you keep your service running 24/7 Are you struggling with a Windows Service that … Continue reading

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