How to manage services as drivers in Windows 2000 / XP?It has already become a good tradition that with each new version of its products, Microsoft non-stop brings something useful and tidbits to their user interface, thereby provoking curious users to quickly "feel" the new-fangled program. Recall, for example, the evolution of the line of operating systems built on the NT kernel. Later, Windows NT 4.0, with its unobtrusive, also unsophisticated, “95s-style” source-style interface, launched the 2000 version of the OS with a user environment borrowed from Windows 98, which was extremely popular at that time. Integration of the very stable NT kernel also The ninety-eighth user-friendly interface has done its job - the Windows 2000 system has quickly gained popularity. , Microsoft, in order not to depart from the beaten track, in the next versions (this XP also the future Longhorn) implemented a series of innovative solutions in the user interface district.
What did this long introduction lead to here, of course, still focusing on the nuances of the interfaces? We just wanted to emphasize the fact that Microsoft, in an effort to facilitate the work of its ordinary users, somehow forgets about the existence of rulers of operating systems, whose working days are directly related to setting up, parsing servers and workstations. Auditing logs, installing system services, evaluating events, troubleshooting is just a small fraction of the duties of administrators, you can’t list them all. What blah blah can Microsoft offer in this case?
An entertaining task. But true what? A simple utility (eventvwr.exe) for viewing system events, which is really suitable only for parsing single records? Or a data backup tool (ntbackup.exe) with no at least minimal data compression? A task manager (taskmgr.exe) that provides minimal information about running processes? A lot of questions ...
It is not surprising that third-party utility programs also settle in the system rulers stock.
Well, we already talked about replacing the standard Windows task manager, and the tool for monitoring and regulating network connections did not go unnoticed. It is time to share your impressions about the free utility ServConf, which helps to facilitate the work with services, kernel drivers, and also the file system of the operating systems Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003.
ServConf provides complete information on each service with the ability to change their parameters (including hidden ones), displays communication and interactions between OS services. The utility allows you to take a “snap-shot” of the current configuration of the system, so that in the future, having done dark things, as well, disturbing until death, I walk the system services from the depth of your knowledge, to give all the settings to the room. Another bonus addition to the standard features of the program is the function of universal viewing of the system event protocol (Event Log). This log viewer is undoubtedly richer than the built-in Windows utility, but alas, it does not reach far to perfection. Another plus - ServConf " can export registry pieces that are responsible for the operation of a particular service to a file.
I think that the above-mentioned functional capabilities of ServConf (and we didn’t list them all in the distance) have already encouraged you to install this useful utility on your computer.