How can I enable different services for different users?

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How can I disable/enable specific services from starting up on windows load for specific users on my PC?

Practical example:

  1. UserA, the developer, needs to have all the services available at windows start (SQL Server, Xampp etc.);

  2. UserB, the gamer, does not need any of the database services to start for his logon.

If I use the msconfig utility it is applied to all the users.


You can’t; Windows services start at boot, not at logon. Your best option here would I think be to set the services in question to manual start, then use Group Policy Editor to define logon/logoff scripts for each user, using “net start” commands at logon and “net stop” commands at logoff to start and stop the various services a given user needs. Won’t work well if more than one user is logged on at a time, but probably the best way to accomplish what you’re after.

That is easy.

  1. Press Windows key + R. The run dilogue box will open.
  2. Type msconfig and then click on startup.
  3. Here you can disable and see all the services currently available on your PC.
    You can refer the article in the link for more information — Windows 7 Services You Need to Get Rid Of And Their Use

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