Installed Services in System Registry

This section describes installed services stored in the system registry. A tutorial example is provided on how to use 'regedit.exe' to view the registry area where services are stored - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\.

Now we are ready to review main elements related to system services one by one. The first one I want to look is the system registry area where installed services are stored.

1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit.exe", and then click OK.

2. Open "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" folder in the Registry Editor.

3. Open "SYSTEM", "CurrentControlSet", and "Services" sub folders.

4. You will see a list of all services installed on the system. This list includes two types of services: Application Program Services and Device Driver Services.
Installed Services as Registry Entries

If you are very experienced with system registry and service management, you can create, modify and delete any installed services with "regedit.exe".

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

Configuring and Managing System Services

 What Are Windows Services and Related Programs?

 The Life Cycle of A Service - "Google Updater"

Installed Services in System Registry

 "sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services

 "sc.exe query type= driver" - All Device Driver Services

 "sc.exe query type= service" - All Application Program Services

 "sc.exe query/start/stop" - Query, Start or Stop Services

 "sc.exe create/delete" - Create or Delete Services

 "services.msc" - Program Services Console

 "services.msc" - Stoping and Starting Services

 "services.msc" - Disabling Services

 "Task Manger" - Ending a Service Process

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version