Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.60, by Dr. Herong Yang

"services.msc" - Program Services Console

This section provides a quick description of the Services Console and a tutorial example on how to list all program services.

I think we have had enough exercises with "sc.exe". Now let's move to the service control program - the Services Console "service.msc" in the Control Panel.

The Services Console allows you to:

  • List all program services
  • View detailed properties of a service
  • Change the startup type of a service to: Disabled, Manual, or Automatic
  • Start or stop a service

You can start the Services Console from the Control Panel area by clicking "Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services".

Or you can start the Services Console from the Run dialog box by clicking "Start > Run", typing in "services.msc", then clicking "OK".

When the Services Console is started, you will see a list of all program services as shown in this picture:
Listing Services in Console

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Tutorial Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

Configuring and Managing System Services

 What Are Windows Services and Related Programs?

 The Life Cycle of A Service - "Google Updater"

 Installed Services in System Registry

 "sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services

 "sc.exe query type= driver" - All Device Driver Services

 "sc.exe query type= service" - All Application Program Services

 "sc.exe query/start/stop" - Query, Start or Stop Services

 "sc.exe create/delete" - Create or Delete Services

"services.msc" - Program Services Console

 "services.msc" - Stoping and Starting Services

 "services.msc" - Disabling Services

 "Task Manger" - Ending a Service Process

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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"services.msc" - Program Services Console - Updated in 2014, by Dr. Herong Yang