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My Services window is resetting all the time.

I set it the way I like and when I close it and start again it is not how I set it up. Why is it saving Task Manager view settings and not Services?

Is there any way to make it remember my view settings for this window/application?

The way I like it

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Close it, open again and now it is ugly and unreadable again

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MMC has two modes: "author" and "user". When a MMC console is created, it can be configured to open in "user" mode which will lock down editing; there also is an option to ignore all changes done in "user" mode.

Make a copy of %SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc to your own folder (Desktop or wherever). Right-click it and select "Author". Adjust the interface to your needs, then use File → Save.

If you want to remove the restriction entirely, open the console in "author" mode, go to File → Options, and uncheck the "Do not save changes to this console" option. Click OK and use File → Save again. Afterwards, MMC will remember all modifications regardless of what mode you open the console in.

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Thanks, I did it like that and saved it in my folder. I cannot, however, save it as original services.msc that is located in system32. Is there any way of modifying the original one? – Stan Oct 9 '11 at 19:00
There is, but do not do that. Let user preferences remain user preferences. – grawity Oct 9 '11 at 19:20
Okey, well thanks man :) – Stan Oct 9 '11 at 19:28

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