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Author Topic: windows services manager. such a thing?  (Read 2433 times)

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windows services manager. such a thing?
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:22:03 PM »
Is there anything that will quickly allow me to toggle a bunch of services on and off?  For example, if I want to do a lot of photoshopping, I want to disable a bunch of unecessary services to speed things up.  Then I want to reenable them again once I'm done.  is there anything where I can make a few profiles or something and toggle them?

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 01:28:39 PM »
AFAIK, App103 has created a tool like that, but I can't get to it atm

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 02:50:40 PM »
Is there anything that will quickly allow me to toggle a bunch of services on and off?  For example, if I want to do a lot of photoshopping, I want to disable a bunch of unecessary services to speed things up.  Then I want to reenable them again once I'm done.  is there anything where I can make a few profiles or something and toggle them?

So, you can do this with a couple of batch files and the "net stop <service name>" and "net start <service name>" commands.  However, you have perfect timing.  If you can wait until next month, this is what I'm working on for NANY this year:

Splat_2014-11-20_144411.pngwindows services manager.  such a thing?

It's called Splat (Simple Profile Launcher Application Tool) and will allow you to build profiles that allow you create list of applications and services to start/close/kill.  You can insert delays based on number of seconds or cpu usage threshold.  Also, you can assign each profile a hotkey as well as use one hotkey to execute multiple profiles.  It's sort of like a GUI version of App's Lacuna Launcher.

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 04:21:07 PM »
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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 07:37:56 PM »
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Would it not be better to have the ability to chain from one profile to another rather than have one hotkey that calls two at the same time ...






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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 07:55:25 PM »
Would it not be better to have the ability to chain from one profile to another rather than have one hotkey that calls two at the same time ...

That's how I had planned to do it.  That is, profiles would be executed sequentially, not concurrently. However, that does make me think that it might not be a bad idea for one of the profile "actions" to be the launching of another profile.  I'll give it some thought.

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 02:52:00 AM »
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 12:05:03 PM by Curt, Reason: plural »

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 03:01:03 AM »
I'm confident NirSoft has such a tool.

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 03:03:29 AM »
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However, that does make me think that it might not be a bad idea for one of the profile "actions" to be the launching of another profile.  I'll give it some thought.

Yep, 4wd's idea is a good one.

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2014, 05:32:24 AM »
And there I was just making a joke about a possible mockup image  ;D

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 08:25:17 AM »
I'm confident NirSoft has such a tool.

I'm only aware of NirSoft's ServiWin but I don't believe it allows you to save/load a profile whereby you can start/stop a list of services.  Were you referring to a different tool?

And there I was just making a joke about a possible mockup image  ;D

Nope, not a mockup image; I actually designed it that way from the start.   :D

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Re: windows services manager. such a thing?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 11:01:07 AM »
Is there anything that will quickly allow me to toggle a bunch of services on and off?  For example, if I want to do a lot of photoshopping, I want to disable a bunch of unecessary services to speed things up.  Then I want to reenable them again once I'm done.  is there anything where I can make a few profiles or something and toggle them?

So, you can do this with a couple of batch files and the "net stop <service name>" and "net start <service name>" commands.  However, you have perfect timing.  If you can wait until next month, this is what I'm working on for NANY this year:
 (see attachment in previous post)
It's called Splat (Simple Profile Launcher Application Tool) and will allow you to build profiles that allow you create list of applications and services to start/close/kill.  You can insert delays based on number of seconds or cpu usage threshold.  Also, you can assign each profile a hotkey as well as use one hotkey to execute multiple profiles.  It's sort of like a GUI version of App's Lacuna Launcher.
I can wait!  Glad you're on it!