If you need a fast, functional and easy way to manage the services that run on your PC, take a look at Services Suite, a portable application from RoyalFool.de. Below are some screenshots and a brief description of how it works.
To use it, you’ll have to download and extract it to a folder somewhere on your PC or on a flash drive. It’s offered as a RAR file download, so if you aren’t familiar with RAR archives, you we’ll show you how to open a RAR file.
Once you have it unpacked, all you have to do is double click the file ServicesSuite.exe to start the program.
When it’s first started, you may have to select your language in order to read the menus. Right now, it’s only available in German and English.
The program interface will list all of the registered services on a PC in a three column format. The three columns are automatic, manual and deactivated, as shown next.
In order to change the status of any service, you can click on it and drag it from one list to another. When you are finished making changes, you’ll have to write these changes to the registry by clicking on the check mark icon in the top right of the application window.
That’s all there is to it. The only problem you might have is if you aren’t a system administrator on the PC you are using. Some services can only be changed if you are the administrator.
Download Services Suite (requires .NET Framework 2.0)
Other ways to work with Windows Services:
Techie Buzz Verdict:
For experienced users, this may not be a huge help. After all, you can easily access the system services using the services.msc applet. However, it’s nice for quick changes and it’s so simple to use. The fact that this app is very small, portable and free, makes it a win on my score card.
Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)