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How To Manage and Configure Services on a Remote Computer

The following process will work on PC's and Servers. Sometimes you need to see what services are running and or not running on a remote machine. You could remote into their machine or you can try the following if you have Administrator access and priveledges on the remote computer:

  • Hold down the windows logo key and then press R on your keyboard. When the run box launches type in MMC and press Enter
  • In the console window click File and then Add/Remove Snap In
  • Scroll down to services on the left side and then highlight, click Add
  • In the new pop up window click Another Computer Button
  • Type in the Remote PC Name/Server Name and then click Finish
  • Click on Ok
  • Click on the services, and if you have the proper credentials you will be able to manage the services on the remote computer.