The Everything service allows the Everything search window to run with a standard user account without the UAC prompt.
On XP or earlier the Everything service is not required.
On Vista or later with a standard user account you will need to install the Everything service to use NTFS indexing.
On Vista or later with the true administrator account the Everything service is not required.
The Everything service is installed by default on Windows Vista or later when the installer is run with a standard user account.
Windows automatically starts the Everything service on system start-up.
The Everything service is always running and generally does not need to be stopped.
However, you can start or stop the Everything service from Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. Right click the Everything service and select Start or Stop.
Everything.exe -install-service [-install-service-port <port>] Everything.exe -uninstall-service Everything.exe -start-service Everything.exe -stop-service
To launch the Everything service as a normal administrator application, run the following:
You can specify the port with -svc-port <port>, for example:
Everything.exe -svc -svc-port 12345
Running the Everything service this way does not modify the system.
The Everything service has no interface.
Use Task Manager to terminate the service application when it is no longer needed.
You can close the portable service application easily by making a batch file that runs Everything.exe -svc
Simply close the console window to terminate the service application.
The Everything service will use about 1MB of RAM and will have none to very little CPU usage.
You can find service errors reported in the Event Viewer.
To check for Everything service errors:
Errors are reported in the Errorlog.txt file in the same location as Everything.exe when running the service as a normal application.