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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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Q&A: What’s the difference between a Windows Service and a Web Service?

I see that your website has a lot of information about Windows Services and you also make AlwaysUp Web Service. How is a Windows Service different than a Web Service? When would I use one over the other? I’m new … Continue reading

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Windows Services Memory Fix (Microsoft June 2020 Patch Tuesday)

On the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft releases the latest security updates for Windows, Windows Server, and other products. This monthly event is dubbed Patch Tuesday. The June 2020 Patch Tuesday update fixes a whopping 129 important defects. It’s … Continue reading

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