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What is mean by automatic in the services.msc  (Startup type)

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
What is mean by automatic in the services.msc  (Startup type)

Please share the document or website for the services.msc (if any)

Please refer the attached image for the more information. services.msc
Question by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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by:Brian Gee
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The service should start when the computer is booted into Windows. This as a opposed to Manual where you need to start the service yourself, and Disabled which is pretty self-explanatory.
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by:Brian Gee
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Here is a bit of reading into this, if you like:

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by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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In the worst case, if the service goes down and it was having the startup type as automatic, then it will come up automatically again ?

please share some document of websites which says about this startup type
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Expert Comment

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Services have four startup options

Automatic which means the services starts when Windows starts up

Manual which means the services is available and will start when it is needed or called from an application

Disabled which means the service is unavaliable

Automatic Delayed whih means the service will start up automatically when Windows starts up, but there will be a short delay in order to help Windows start quicker.

You should be able to get this and more info by hitting F1 while in the services MMC.  Hope this helps.  
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Brian Gee earned 2000 total points
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<<In the worst case, if the service goes down and it was having the startup type as automatic, then it will come up automatically again ?>>

You can select failure options in the Recovery tab of any particular service's Properties window.

For more in-depth info into services failures and options therein, look here:

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by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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Thanks man :)

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