Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Delete a Service when there is no exe

Posted on 2016-09-28
6
Medium Priority
?
33 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-19
I have to delete a service that is not deleting when I use InstallUtil /u. I need another way to delete the service from the system.
0
Comment
Question by:folsomPM
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:n2fc
ID: 41820887
1) Run Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe)
2) Select Services
3) Find the service you no longer need
4) Right-click & select Properties
5) Stop it, if running
6) Change startup type to DISABLED
1
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Dr. Klahn earned 1000 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41820899
n2fc has got the right of it.  So far as I know, the only way to permanently delete a service is less than safe:

  • Use Autoruns or msconfig to remove its startup run entry
  • Edit the Registry.  Since Services appears in every control set, it's easy to overlook occurrences.
0
 
LVL 71

Assisted Solution

by:Qlemo
Qlemo earned 1000 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41821209
You can use the sc utility to remove a service. You'll need to know the internal service name. not the display name:
sc stop YourService
sc delete YourService

Open in new window

1
 
LVL 71

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 41843392
The question isn't about disabling a service, but removing it, so the first comment does not apply.

My comment is correct and a solution.

Dr. Klahn's comment is correct in most parts: msconfig does not remove, but move the service entries to a different registry path. Same for AutoRuns if you uncheck the service (instead of removing). Superficially that is "the same" as removing the service, as it does not appear in the service manager anymore.
AutoRuns indeed allows to remove the service permanently, so this is an answer.

The registry edit is a valid solution, too, but you only need (and should) care about CurrentControlSet and leave the other ControlSetXXX keys as-is.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Understanding the various editions available is vital when you decide to purchase Windows Server 2012. You need to have a basic understanding of the features and limitations in each edition in order to make a well-informed decision that best suits y…
What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
Suggested Courses

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question