How to manage services also with drivers in Windows 2000 / XP?

It has already become a good tidation that with each new version of its products, Microsoft continually contributes something useful also laconic to their user interface, thus provoking curious users to quickly "touch" the new-fangled program. Let's recall, for example, the evolution of a line of operating systems built on the NT core. Later, Windows NT 4.0 with its unobtrusive and simple-minded interface in the style of the beginning of the "95's" era, the company released a 2000 OS version with a user's operating environment borrowed from the extremely popular Windows 98 at the time. The integration of a very stable NT kernel also User-friendly interface "ninety-eighths" did its job - the Windows 2000 system quickly gained popularity. , Microsoft, in order not to get away from the beaten path, implemented a whole series of innovative solutions in the UI district in the next versions (this XP is also the future Longhorn).

What did we bring here this long introduction, of course, still resting on the nuances of interfaces? Simply, we wanted to emphasize the fact that Microsoft, trying to facilitate the work of its ordinary users, somehow forgets the existence of the rulers of operating systems, whose working days are directly related to the configuration and dismantling of servers and workstations. Audit logs, installation of system services, evaluation of events, troubleshooting is just a small part of the administrative duties of the administrators, you can not enumerate everything. What blah blah can Microsoft offer in this case?

An entertaining task. But it is true, what? A simple utility (eventvwr.exe) for viewing system events, which is really only useful for parsing single records? Or the means for data backup (ntbackup.exe) with at least minimum compression of data? Task manager (taskmgr.exe), which provides a minimum capacity of information about running processes? A lot of questions ...
Not surprisingly, in the stock of system governors, the programs of third-party companies also settle.

Well, we already talked about replacing the standard Windows task manager with the tool to control the network connections, too. It's time to share your impressions about the free utility ServConf, which helps to facilitate the work with the services, kernel drivers, and the file system of the operating systems Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003.

ServConf provides complete information for each service with the ability to change their settings (including hidden ones), displays links also interactions between OS services. The utility allows to make a "snap-shot" of the current configuration of the system, so in the future, after having done the dark deeds also exciting up to death, walk the system services from the depth of your knowledge, give all the settings to the room. Another bonus addition to the standard features of the program is the universal function of viewing the system event log (Event Log). This log viewer is certainly richer than the built-in Windows utility, but down to perfection, alas, is far from reaching the distance. Another plus - ServConf " can export to the file pieces of the registry, responsible for the operation of a particular service.

I think the above functional functions of ServConf (and we listed them in the distance not all) have already spodvigli you to that, to install on your computer this useful utility.