Exploring Windows’ Administrative Tools: Part 5

Fred Langa

Windows’ Services tool gives you very fine control over how and when your system services run.

The Services tool is one of Windows’ Administrative Tools, a suite of professional-quality, system-management utilities used to adjust and control many of the operating system’s essential functions and features.

Starting with XP, these tools are either built into Windows or are offered as free add-ons. This guide to using the Services tool is the fifth installment in our Windows Administrative Tools series.

Part One of the series explains what the tools are and how to make them easily available from the Windows Start menu.

Part Two discusses Windows’ Performance Monitor, which reports in real time what’s happening within the OS as programs run — or fail to run!

Part Three describes how to use Windows’ Memory Diagnostic tool to thoroughly test your system’s random-access memory.

Part Four shows you how to use Windows’ Task Scheduler to run almost any program automatically, at the time and in the way you choose.



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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.