I’ve made a little tool to help me when I’m developing Windows Services. It’s an icon that sits in the Notification area/System tray and allows you to start, stop and debug services. I find Services.msc a bit of a pain; it has a really long list of services making the one you’re interested in hard to find. This tool allows you to filter down to what you’re interested in. Debugging services can also beĀ inconvenient; the executable names can be the same (for example, svchost.exe is listed thirteen times in my system) making it difficult to find which one you’re looking for.

The code and executable are available on Google Code.