Configure, install, pause, resume, restart, and stop services.
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
Start → Programs → Administrative Tools → Services → right-click on a service → Properties
By selecting different tabs, you can configure different settings for the selected service:
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
Lets you configure the security context (account) in which the service will run and the hardware profiles in which the service is enabled
Lets you configure recovery actions to take place when the service fails
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 ...