Searching for services

After installing a new application in Windows XP that runs as a service, you notice that the documentation requires that the service use a different set of credentials than the current user. Where can you find the Windows Services configuration options that will allow you to make this change?

A) Control Panel / Services

B) Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services

C) All Programs / Accessories / Services

D) All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Services

E) The search for services outweighs the needs of the many

The answer: B) Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services

The Services configuration options allow you to start and stop services, change their startup behavior, configure Log On credentials, and much more.

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.