A Windows service is a program that runs in the background, without user interaction, and does not require a user to be logged in to the system. Services can be used to run various tasks, such as automating system backups, running a web server, or monitoring system performance. Windows services can be created using the Services Manager, a graphical user interface (GUI) which is available in the Administrative Tools section of the Control Panel in Windows.
Once a service has been created, however, it is not possible to change its name without deleting the service and recreating it with a new name. This can be a time-consuming and tedious task, especially if the service is complex and has many settings. Fortunately, there is a way to rename a service without having to delete it and recreate it.
The first step is to open the Services Manager and locate the service that needs to be renamed. Once the service has been located, right-click on it and select Properties. This will open a window with several tabs. In the General tab, there is a field labeled “Service Name”. This field contains the current name of the service.
Once the current name of the service has been identified, the next step is to create a new name for the service. It is important to ensure that the new name is unique and does not already exist on the system. After the new name has been created, it can be entered into the “Service Name” field. Once the new name has been entered, click “OK” to save the changes.
At this point, the service has been renamed. However, the service will still be listed in the Services Manager under its old name. To ensure that the service is properly identified under its new name, the services list must be refreshed. This can be done by selecting “Refresh” from the View menu in the Services Manager. After the list is refreshed, the service should appear under the new name.
Renaming Windows services can be a useful way to keep track of services. It is also an easy way to change the name of a service without deleting and recreating it. By following the steps outlined above, IT administrators can quickly and easily rename Windows services without having to delete and recreate them.