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Windows Services

A service is an application that conforms to the interface rules of the Service Control Manager (SCM). Services can be started automatically when the system starts. Users can also start services through the Services application in Control Panel. Services can execute even when no user is logged on to the system.

An executable file that runs in the background and performs specific tasks. Windows service conforms to the interface rules of the Service Control Manager (SCM). Services can be started automatically at system boot, by a user through the Services control panel applet, or by an application that uses services. Services can execute even when no user is logged on to the system.

A service is an application that conforms to the interface rules of the Service Control Manager (SCM). It can be started automatically at system startup, through the Services control panel applet or by an application that uses the service functions. Services can run even when no user is logged on to the system.