Services View


The Services/Devices View provides you with the functionality to Start, Stop, Pause and Continue service(s) as well as modify a service’s Startup Properties and View Service Dependencies. DameWare NT Utilities also provides an easy to use wizard interface for both Service Installation and Service Removal. Batch Processing can be initiated from one client machine to any machine available in the Network Browser. The Services view allows the user to switch between the Services tab and the Device Drivers tab in the upper portion of the view and displays the machines included in the Batch Processing in the lower portion of the view. This lower portion of the Services view works like a queue manager of the target machines. Machines can be added to the Batch Processing using drag and drop from the Network Browser. The machines added to the Batch Processing are saved so that each time you load the Services view the machines will be listed. Batch Processing can be aborted at any time during the Batch process.


Service Group

A service group is a group of similar services that are loaded together at startup. Most services that appear in the CurrentControlSet/Services subkey are part of a service group. Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows7 loads one service group at a time. Services that are not in a group are loaded after all service groups are loaded. DameWare NT Utilities is Service Group aware. This means that as you stop a service (member of a service group) you will be prompted with a list of all dependent services and can choose if you would like all services in the service group to be stopped.


DameWare NT Utilities provides a Services Batch Processing mode that will allow the following modifications to a service.


The following status codes and descriptions are available within the lower pane of the Services/Devices window view.


None  No Batch has been performed.

Complete Okay status

Error The Batch item failed. Refer to the Error field displayed in the lower portion of the Services view window.

Pending The Batch item is in the queue to be scheduled on this machine.

Active  The Batch item is in progress on this machine.


The Default Services

The services listed below are provided with Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. In addition to these default services; other services may be listed in the Services dialog box for a computer. For example, network transports or other services that have been installed on that computer.

Alerter Service  Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts that occur on this computer. This service is used by the Server and other services and requires the Messenger service.

ClipBook Server Service Supports ClipBook Viewer, which allows pages to be seen by remote ClipBooks.

Computer Browser Service Maintains an up-to-date list of computers and provides the list to programs when requested.

Directory Replicator Service  Replicates directories and the files in those directories between computers.

Event Log Service Records system, security and program events in the event logs.

Messenger Service Sends and receives messages sent by administrators or by the Alerter service.

Net Logon Service For Windows NT/2000/XP Workstation - supports pass-through authentication of account logons. This service is used when the workstation participates in a domain. For Windows NT/2000/2003 Server - performs authentication of account logons and keeps the domain’s security database synchronized between the domain controller and the other Windows NT/2000 Servers of the domain.

Network DDE Service  Provides a network transport as well as security for dynamic data exchange (DDE) conversations.

Network DDEDSDM Service Manages the shared DDE conversations. This service is used by the Network DDE service. DSDM stands for DDE Share Database Manager.

NT LM Security Support Provider Service

 Provides Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Service

  Allows distributed programs to use the Microsoft RPC name service. This service manages the RPC name service database. The server side of a distributed program registers it’s availability with the RPC Locator service. The client side of a distributed program queries this service to find available compatible server programs.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service

 This service is the RPC subsystem for Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, which provides the endpoint mapper and other miscellaneous RPC services.

Schedule Service Enables the AT command which can be used to schedule commands and programs to run on a computer at a specified time and date.

Server Service  Provides remote procedure call, (RPC) support, as well as file, print and named pipe sharing.

Spooler Service Provides print spooler services.

UPS Service Manages an Uninterruptible Power Supply connected to this computer.

Workstation Service Provides network connections and communications.


See Also:

 Services Installation Wizard

 Services Removal Wizard