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Starting and stopping
On the command line (cmd.exe)
A Windows service can be started and stopped on the command line (if it is not disabled):
Opening the services panel
Type services.msc in the Start-->run box.
There are at least three ways to determine what services are: the registry, sc and services.msc. available.
Using the registry
The installed services can be found in the registry under
It's also possible to list the services with the command line utility
C:\> sc query state= all | findstr SERVICE_NAME
Note: the space after
Deleting a service
A service can either be deleted by removing all entries belonging to a service from the registry (see above). Or by using
C:\> sc delete service-name