When a critical service fails in Windows 7, it can stop your users dead in their tracks. And, while it's always a good idea for IT to notice the failure and troubleshoot the underlying problem, sometimes you just need to restart the service as quickly as possible and get your users back up and running. So during this week's episode of TR Dojo, I show you how to configure a Windows 7 service to automatically restart after it fails.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.