Monday, March 28, 2016

Remove Services from Windows

Ever had a Windows services that either wasn't working correctly or for some reason didn't get removed correctly when uninstalling or changing an installed application? For cases like these, the sc command can help to get things cleaned up. sc is a command line utility for interfacing with the Service Control Manager. To remove the service, first you'll have to know its name. Launch services.msc and find the service you want to remove. Open up the properties dialog for it and note what is displayed next to "Service name." This is the value you'll need to put into the command line.

Run cmd.exe as administrator. This is the syntax for removing a service:
>sc delete <service name>

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