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Service Action Properties Tab

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This tab of the Service action sets properties when creating or configuring a service.


Service Type: Type of service to create.


Runs in own process: Indicates that the service runs in its own process.


Shares a process with other service: Indicates that the service shares a process with other services.


Startup type: Service start options.


Error control: Severity of the error, and action taken, if this service fails to start


Executable: The fully qualified path and filename of the service executable (required when creating a service). If the path contains a space, it must be quoted so that it is correctly interpreted. This field can also include arguments for an auto-start service, which are passed to the service entry point (typically the main function).


Display name: The display name of the service (optional; used to identify the service when starting, stopping, etc.).


Account: The name of the account under which the service should run (optional; uses LocalSystem account if blank). If the Runs in own process is checked, use an account name in the form DomainName\UserName. The service process will be logged on as this user. If the account belongs to the built-in domain, you can specify .\UserName.  If the service type is Kernel driver of File System driver, the name is the driver object name that the system uses to load the device driver (or blank if the driver is to use a default object name created by the I/O system).


Allow service to interact with desktop: If either Runs in own process or Shares a process with other services is checked, this option is enabled and specifies that the service can interact with the desktop.


Password: The password to the account name specified by the Account field (optional). Specify an empty string if the account has no password.  Passwords are ignored for driver services.


Group: Names the load ordering group of which this service is a member (optional). Specify an empty string if the service does not belong to a group.

The startup program uses load ordering groups to load groups of services in a specified order with respect to the other groups. The list of load ordering groups is contained in the ServiceGroupOrder value of the following registry key: