Windows Services, what changed from Windows 7 to Windows 8

Nearly 3 years ago I wrote a blog post about the Windows Services changes between Windows Vista and Windows 7. Assuming that we won’t see any big changes with regard to Services when Windows 8 will be released I repeated the exercise by looking at what has changed between Windows 7 Enterprise and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build. To obtain the services data from each system, i executed the following PowerShell command: gwmi win32_service Read More …

ToolTip: Service Trigger Editor

if you found the previous post Windows 7 Service Triggers interesting, then you will like this utility too. The Service Trigger Editor provided by Core Technologies Consulting LLC is a FREE utility providing a UI to list and edit Service Triggers. The Tool can be downloaded from here and is ready to run (no installation required)

Windows 7 Service Triggers

When taking a closer look at the Services in Windows 7 you will notice that many of them are configured to start manually but will be started when needed. For more details read my earlier posts Windows Services, what changed from Vista to Windows7 Part1 and Windows Services, What changed from Vista to Windows7 – Part2. The technology behind starting Services when needed is called Service Triggers that were introduced with Windows 7 and Windows Read More …