Disabling Services in Recovery Console

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 19 Dec. 2006 / Last Updated on 19 Dec. 2006]

How to disable services using Recovery Console

If you're having problems starting your server after upgrading hardware in it, and you can't boot to Safe Mode, you may have to use the Recovery Console to gain access to your machine to repair it. This sometimes happens because of a bad driver or misconfigured service, and if you think it might be a service that's causing the problem, then you need to know how to disable services from the command line Recovery Console. Here's how:

Type listsvc to list the services and drivers on your machine, and make a note of the name of the service or driver you want to disable.

Type disable service_name to change the Startup Type of the service to Disabled.

Now try booting your system normally to see if it works.

Mitch Tulloch is President of MTIT Enterprises, an IT content development company based in Winnipeg, Canada. Prior to starting his own company in 1998, Mitch worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Productivity Point International. Mitch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking and security and has written 14 books and over a hundred articles on various topics. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch is also a professor at Jones International University (JIU) where he teaches graduate-level courses in Information Security Management (ISM) for their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

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