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Windows 'Server Manager' displays an alert due to the 'Sophos Web Intelligence Update' service not being started as a service configured to be an automatic start-up.
First seen in Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+
Operating systems Windows Server 2012
This is expected behavior for this service, the service does not need to be running permanently. The service is only started when the Sophos Web intelligence component is updated.
It is not recommended that the service is set to manual as this will prevent the component from being updated. It is however possible to un-check the 'Sophos Web Intelligence Update' service from the list of services being monitored:
For more information see the Microsoft TechNet link below.
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