Services - Customize View of Window
How to Customize and Save the View in the Services Window in Windows 7
Published by Brink
07 Dec 2008
|10 Jun 2011||#3|
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"Any changes made will just be reset back to the default view when you open the Services window next."
It would be better if they stayed. Here's how to do that:
Open Windows Explorer, go to the WINDOWS\system32 directory, and right-click on the services.msc file. One of the options should be "Author". Select that option and services.msc will open in Author mode. Now make all the changes you need to make to the display, and when you exit services.msc, you will be asked if you want to save the changes. Select Yes, and services.msc will now always open using your new customized view settings. (You can also simply click File and then Save at any time to save your changes.)
You can then replace the services.msc file on all your computers with this revised version.
Note that on my computer I had to edit WINDOWS\system32\en-US\services.msc to get the changes to stick. If you get in-use errors when you try to save changes, use Unlocker available at Unlocker - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads
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|17 Jun 2011||#5|
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Here is a sure way to customize the Services Control Panel applet and ensure the changes will stick.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\ and create a clone of the services.msc file (e.g. call the cloned file services2.msc).
Open the newly cloned services2.msc file and customize it as desired. Save the changes.
Create a shortcut from the services2.msc file and rename the shortcut Services.
Copy/Paste the newly created Services shortcut to the ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools’ folder (replacing the existing Services shortcut).
This will force Services in the Start Menu and Control Panel to point to your customized services2.msc file.
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