I am looking for a GUI that lets me manage and edit Windows Services. The Windows control panel "Services" explorer doesn't let me do any editing of a service's set-up.
I found these two StackExchange questions that go part of the way to editing service parameters and information:
- how to change path to executable to a service, and
- scheduling starting a service after another service
These two examples use the SC.exe (Service Control) command line tool.
After all the time we've had Windows in its current state, I was hoping we had a GUI tool out there that does the same thing for tweaks and 'repairs' to services. I'm posting here to learn if someone knows of such a utility?
For bonus points :-) I'd also like to know if you can use system environment variables in a service's file path? E.g. something like:
- "%JAVA_HOME%/bin/java.exe" "-classpath" . . .
I appreciate that such a path wouldn't take effect without a reboot or restart of the service. However, that kind of set-up, it would make life somewhat more straightforward. I'm not holding my breath, just asking. I am more optimistic to see a real editor after almost years of the 'Services' explorer window. I'm sure there's an open source or other tool out there ...
Thanks in advance, will.