Remove Windows Service

You can remove windows services by executing the following command:

C:\> sc delete [service name]

TIP:  If you don't know the service name you're trying to delete, you can find it by going to Start>Run>services.msc and locate the service name in the service's property page.


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# re: Remove Windows Service
Gravatar Is it bad that I deleted RPC?
Left by Saemus on 11/7/2007 9:07 AM
# re: Remove Windows Service
Gravatar Hi Saemus,

You should be careful what you delete, some windows services are core services in windows and could render your OS non-functional.

RPC (Remote Procedure Call) is used in conjunction with some networking services. For example, administering a computer remotely over a network via MMC or commandline is one area where RPC comes into play. Some local service might rely on RPC too, so I think it might have been a bad to delete RPC. If you find things not working, it may be a sign that RPC was needed.

But, if you're computer is still working normally, and you don't notice any difference, you might be OK. Just be careful next time! :)

Take care,
Left by Brian Chavez on 11/7/2007 11:01 AM

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