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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Name

service

Synopsis

Configure, install, pause, resume, restart, and stop services.

Procedures

The main tool for administering services on the local computer is the Services console in the Administrative Tools program group. A more powerful tool that can administer services on both local and remote machines, including downlevel Windows NT servers, is the Computer Management console, also in Administrative Tools. We focus here on using the Services console because the steps are similar but fewer. If you use Computer Management, you must first connect to the computer whose services you want to manage (see Computer Management). You can also start, stop, pause, resume, and configure services from the command line using net commands.

Configure a Service

Start Programs Administrative Tools Services right-click on a service Properties

By selecting different tabs, you can configure different settings for the selected service:

General

Lets you configure the startup type for the service, change the status of the service, and view the path to the executable for the service

Log On

Lets you configure the security context (account) in which the service will run and the hardware profiles in which the service is enabled

Recovery

Lets you configure recovery actions to take place when the service fails

Dependencies

Lets you view the dependencies between the selected service and other services on the machine

For more information about these different service settings, see service. You can also use the ...

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