How big is too big?

What Windows administrative tool is the best choice to help understand dependencies between applications?

A) Computer Management

B) Event Viewer

C) Performance Monitor

D) Services

E) A big hammer

The answer: D) Services

The Windows Services view shows individual services and their state, and it also shows how the dependencies required for each service. If you disable a service that other depend upon, those services must also be disabled. Likewise, if a service requires additional services to operate, then you must start the dependencies and the primary service to function properly.

Want to know more? Watch “Administrative Tools.”

The Windows operating system is a complex environment, and it takes specialized administrative tools to properly maintain all aspects of the OS. In this video, you’ll learn how to monitor activity with the Event Viewer, manage Services, and monitor the operation of the OS with the Performance Monitor.