List of services

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 9 May 2006 / Last Updated on 9 May 2006]

Generating a quick list of services running on a machine.

Want a quick list of the services running on your Windows machine? Type the following at a command prompt:

net start > services.txt

This will dump a list of running services to a text file named services.txt in your current directory, which you can then open in Notepad by typing the following command:

notepad services.txt

Mitch Tulloch
MVP Windows Server

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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