Article ID : 00022670 / Last Modified : 12/13/2010

How to start a server service and configure the service to start automatically.

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  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, under Pick a category, double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon.
  3. In the Performance and Maintenance window, under or pick a Control Panel icon, double-click the Administrative Tools icon.
  4. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click the Services.
  5. In the Services window, in the right pane, under Name, click to select the desired service.
  6. On the menu bar, click Action.
  7. On the Action menu, click Properties.
  8. In the Properties window, next to Startup type:, click the down arrow, then click to select the desired startup type.

    NOTE: The available options are Automatic, Manual, Disabled.

  9. Click the Apply button.
  10. If the Server status: shows Stopped, click the Start button to start the service.
  11. Click the OK button.
  12. In the Services window, click the X in the upper right corner to close the window.