Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
You can use the Services snap-in to manage services on local or remote computers.
For tips about using Services, see Services best practices.
For help with specific tasks, see Services How To....
For general background information, see Services Concepts.
For problem-solving instructions, see Troubleshooting Services Snap-in.
To improve performance and security in the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 family, several services have been disabled by default that were previously enabled on Windows 2000. For a table that lists the default settings and provides information about how to enable these services, see Default settings for services. Note that these settings apply only to new installations, not upgrades; all previous service configurations are preserved during upgrades to the Windows Server 2003 family.