@Stefano Bonicatti mentioned it in the thread, I've seen this happen when you've attempted to upgrade and the service is actively running, we should cut an issue to try and fix that behavior, as osquery really shouldn't require a reboot when installing/upgrading/stoping/uninstalling/...
02/13/2020, 8:32 PM
agreed... shouldn't require reboot
02/13/2020, 8:34 PM
Maybe… As said, I’ve see the service controller wedge
02/13/2020, 8:37 PM
what do you mean "wedge"
02/13/2020, 8:43 PM
I never wrote this up, but…If you have the service control panel up, and an MSI tries to change a service definition or swap it, something gets irrevocably wedged.I didn’t trace this to whether it was all service control stuff, or just the service in question.
But somewhere, there’s a big ugly single thread without adequate protection, and it can corrupt itself.