Windows Services

License: Shareware – $24.95 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 4.1.12021 – Released: 2012-02-21 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 2.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“AppToService is a Windows Unicode console application that lets you run regular applications and servers as Windows services. This allows you to have some of the benefits of a Windows service, such as the ability to run an application even when no user is logged on the computer, the ability to run an application under a specified user account, the ability to allow an application to survive logoff/logon sequences, hence saving the overhead of restarting it for each new user, and so on.
“For instance, you can run a dialer application as a service to automatically connect a computer to the Internet following unattended reboots. Stop wishing your application was a service. Make it run like one with AppToService!
“Starting with Version 4.0, the installer will automatically select the 32- or 64-bit version matching your system.”
Anchor Link Black Viper
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Updated: 2013-01-10 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
“Windows Service Configurations: Includes explanations of each service and advice on which services you can safely disable.”
Anchor Link Delay Loading of Services
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Author: Daniel Petri Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003
“In some computers, especially older systems and those with slower peripherals, it may be necessary to delay the loading of a specific Windows NT/W2K service for the computer to boot properly. Or you may want to ensure that one service has started and is available for use before another for troubleshooting purposes. This can impact such issues as a domain controller, which cannot access the network where a protocol, or a service such as DHCP, attempts to load BEFORE the network card has had a chance to be bound.”
Anchor Link FireDaemon Pro
License: Shareware – $49.00 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 3.5.2536 – Released: 2011-05 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 8.1 MB Both 32- and 64-bit installers
“FireDaemon Pro, the original and most popular and powerful Service Manager for Windows.
¤ Runs any (32-bit or 64-bit) executable, batch file, or shortcut as a Windows Service.
¤ Starts your applications before you log in, without any user intervention.
¤ Starts your applications before you log in, without any user intervention.
¤ Automatically restarts if they crash, hang or shutdown and provides status alerts.
¤ Schedule your service at a specific time, day, month or year.”
Anchor Link Services Guide
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Windows: XP
“Services are applications that runs in the background, where they provide functionality for other applications. It is possible to enable/disable a single service, depending on whether the functionality should be available or blocked.”
Anchor Link ServiWin Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-19
Version: 1.55 – Released: 2013-01-17 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 49 KB
“ServiWin utility displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some of them, additional useful information is displayed: file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file, and more.
“In addition, ServiWin allows you to easily stop, start, restart, pause, and continue service or driver, change the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system), save the list of services and drivers to file, or view HTML report of installed services/drivers in your default browser.”
Anchor Link User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 1.6g – Released: 2012-08-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 420 KB
“A service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems. On Windows 2000 the service deals with application event log event 1000 from source Userenv where the message indicates that the profile is not unloading and the error is ‘Access is denied’. On Windows XP and Windows 2003 the equivalent events are 1517 and 1524 from source Userenv.
“To accomplish this the service monitors for logged off users that still have hives loaded. When that happens the service determines which applications have handles opened to the hives and releases them. It logs the application name and what registry keys where left open. After this the system finishes unloading the profile.”
Anchor Link Vista Services Optimizer
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 2.0.288 – Released: 2011-15-11 Windows: Vista, 7
File Size: 10.6 MB Requires: .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Vista Services Optimizer is an open source Windows tweaking utility that can improve your Windows Vista and Windows 7 performance and security with a simple mouse click, by tweaking Windows services in an automatic and very safe way according to the way you use your computer and which software you use. Vista Services Optimizer also enables you to tweak Windows services manually for advanced users who need more control over Windows services in an easy and safe way.
“Vista Services Optimizer provides you with detailed information about certain Windows services and enables you to use Google, Yahoo and to help you identify some of Windows services function. Vista Services Optimizer is a safe tweaking utility which can optimize Windows performance and security without causing any harm to the system. If you face any problem after a services optimization process, you can with a single click, restore your system default settings using Smart Rescue Center.”
Anchor Link XP Services Tweak Guide
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Author: Thomas McGuire Windows: XP
“Windows XP, just like Win2k and NT before it, runs many background Services for a wide variety of tasks, e.g. Plug and Play support, Print Spooler and even Task Manager. There are ways of optimizing the usage of these Services and configure your machine for improved performance and even security by modifying their respective Startup types, and in some cases disabling them altogether. This guide will take you through a multitude of different Services, how and what they work for.”