Using the Microsoft Windows Services console

 

The Services console (services.msc) lets you disable or enable Windows services. These are system-level programs that typically start when Windows boots up. Services run even when no user is logged in to Windows.

 

To use the Services console:

 

1.       Open it from the command prompt or the Start menu.

 

       Command prompt

 

a.       On your desktop, click Start > Run.

 

b.       On the Open field, type services.msc and then click OK. The Services console pops up, listing all services that are installed on the computer.

 

       Start menu

 

a.       On your desktop, click Start > Settings > Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.

 

b.       Double-click Administrative Tools > Services. The Services console appears.

 

2.       On the right pane, right-click the service that you want to manage, and then click the Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, or Restart button.