Configuring Windows Services Configuring Windows Services

 

Applications that have to be run automatically whenever the system is started can be configured to run as a Windows service. However in certain cases, after installing an application as a service, you may wish to change the startup type or delete the service. The Service Configuration enables you to change the settings for the services available in the Control Panel >Administrative Tools >Services.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Service Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

Specify the following values:

Parameter Description

Service Name

Select the name of the service from the combo box. The combo box contains the list of standard Windows services. If the required service is not listed, click Customize to either select the service from the Additional Services list or add you own by giving the required details.

Action

Specify the action to be performed from the following:

  • Don't Modify: To preserve the client settings. This option is selected by default.
  • Start: Select this option to start the service.
  • Stop: Select this option to stop the service.
  • Restart: Select this option to restart the service.

Service Startup Type

Select how the service should be started from the following options:

  • Don't Modify: To preserve the client setting.
  • Manual: Select this option if the service has to be manually started after the system startup.
  • Disabled: Select this option to disable the service.
  • Automatic: Select this option to automatically start the service along with the system.

 

1. To add more services, click Add More Service and repeat Step 2. The service gets added to the Services table.
2. To modify a service from this table, select the appropriate row, click icon and change the required values.
3. To delete a service from this table, select the appropriate row and click icon.

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Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Service Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Service Configuration in the defined targets. The configuration will take effect during the next system startup.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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