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Explanation of NT Services

By ngunity ·
Hello,

I am looking for a link to somewhere either in Techrepublic or on the internet where I can freely gain an explanation of NT Services. Basically I want to know by service name what each does.

If someone can provide me a link the points are there, links to similare explanaton on the devices listed under 'Devices' in NT control panel would interest me too.

thanks

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by Fossil In reply to Explanation of NT Service ...

No list will be "complete" since services can be written / installed by almost any process. Some products that do this are Anti-virus; Task Schedulers, etc. This article, "An Introduction to NT Services" gives soem good info about services in general:
http://www.commsoft.com/services.html

For services in Java, look at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/periodic/period99/vji9902_ntserv.htm

For descriptions of some of the basic NT-supplied services look at:
http://www.cit.ac.nz/smac/winnt/pt5_0.htm
It has these:
DHCP - Dynamic Host Control Protocl
WINS - Windows Internaet Naming Service
DNS - Domani Name Service
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
IIS - Internet Information Service
Peer Web Services - as named

Some others are:
Computer Browser - dependent on the Server service. Provides computer/resource location information for others on the network. Not at all necessary on a workstation.

EventLog - makes entries to the EventLOg as directed by Policies

Messenger- allow recept of messages, often sent by "NET SEND". Alos permits those annoying popups regarding network print jobs, etc. Totally optional.

Net Logon - speaks for itself

Network DDE - allow for Dynamic Data Exchange

NT LM Security Support Provider - part of the NT security package

Plug and Play - Provides "add in" plug & play support for NT since plug and play wasn't part of original NT.

Server - allows a machine to act as a server. Among other functions, permits access to shares. No server service = no shares seen on the network.

Task Scheduler -- also known as the "AT" command

RAS - Remote Access Server.

Workstation - This is the WORKSTATION in Windows NT4.0 Workstation

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by ngunity In reply to Explanation of NT Service ...

The last section you provided on the default services was what I was interested in.

I would like a great deal more detail on them though, how they work with the TCP/IP stack, binding services that sort of thing. Just a lot of detail.

I appreciate that there will be other services installed beyond the default range.
Note I am an administrator not a programmer, so detailed descriptions on how to write a service are not of as much interest to me.

thanks

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by ngunity In reply to Explanation of NT Service ...

Not quite NT 4, but since I am getting into Win 2k it was a nice link, very helpful thanks.

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