Using Tools to Monitor and Control a Windows Service

The .NET Framework SDK and Visual Studio .NET provide various tools that help you monitor and control a Windows service application. In this section, you'll learn how to work with each of these tools.

Using the Services MMC Snap-in

One of the easiest ways to manipulate a Windows service is through the Service MMC Snap-in. You can access this snap-in through either of the following:

  • By using the Administrative Tools section of the Windows Control Panel.

  • By navigating to the Services and Application, Services node of the Computer Management tool. You can open the Computer Management tool by right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage from the shortcut menu.

The Services snap-in lists all ...

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