TBT: Finding the name of a service

This post originally ran in October 2008. I am reposting it now, as part of my throwback thursday project, to give some of my older quality posts some love. Though the post references Windows XP; the method outlined below works in later versions, too.

In my last post, I showed you how to use a batch script to start a service from a desktop shortcut. The command we used was the net start command. In order to use it, you need to find the name of the service you want to start. Here’s how:

    1. In the startmenu, click run
    2. In the run dialog box, enter the command compmgmt.msc
    3. In Computer Management, find Services under the header Services and Applications


    1. Find and double-click the service for which you need the name
    2. For this example, I’ve chosen to use a service called Distributed Link Tracking Client. As seen below, its name is TrkWks

Named Service

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