enable/disable windows services on a per-user account basis
Posted on 2003-11-05
I have installed Oracle on my machine at home so that I can work on some school assignments. My problem is that Oracle starts something like 10 services which eat up a lot of memory. Since I will only be using Oracle occasionally I want to create a user account on my XP Pro machine specifically for Oracle, and have these Serives only start for this user. Is this possible and how?
As a temporary solution, I created a hardware profile specifically for Oracle and enabled these services only for that hardware profile. But this adds an extra screen to prompt me for which hardware profile to use everytime I start windows. I would rather just log in with a different account to enable the Oracle services, and have these services not load with my other windows user accounts.
I was also thinking about creating a Gaming user account which disables all unessecary services for use while I'm playing games. This would free up more system resources for my games.