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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 28. Managing Services

Managing Services

A service is a specialized program that performs a function to support other programs. Many services operate at a very low level (by interacting directly with hardware, for example) and need to run even when no user is logged on. For this reason, they are often run by the System account (which has elevated privileges) rather than by ordinary user accounts. Windows Vista includes many of the same services as in previous versions of Microsoft Windows but adds several new services ...

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