Services in Windows Server 2003

Microsoft’s services vary enormously in their complexity.  In this section I have deliberately chosen services such as DNS and DHCP which are quite tricky to setup.  Each service has step-by-step tutorials to help you find the most important settings for Windows Services.  With the exception of Volume Shadow Copy, you find these services on both Windows Server 2003 and 2000.  However, the later operating system usually has a few more sub-menus.

I designed this page to be a mini sitemap with pointers to the selected services.

Windows Server 2003 ServicesWindows Services, DNS, DHCP, RRAS and Terminal Services


Other Services

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Windows Server 2003 Services

Right from their early versions of Windows, Microsoft has implemented their operating system through a series of services.  The equivalent in DOS would have been TSR, or in other operating systems Daemon or Netware Loadable modules.  Some names, such as WINS and SUS you immediately think of as services, whilst others like Volume Shadow Copy or Alerter are just ‘there’ and you don’t really think of them as operating services.

To get a full list of Windows Server 2003 services, launch the snap-in and examine the list.

Windows Server 2003 Services

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