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View Thread: Future Suggestions for Windows Services
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    stevex

    One limitation I find in the SCM is that, like Add/Remove Programs, it requires that the service exist and be functional enough that it be able to uninstall itself.

    So if I install something, and then blow away the directory it's in, there's no way to remove the service entry from the Services control panel.  I have to hack it out by hand with RegEdit.

    What happens to me more often is I create a service, install it, and then some time later, decide to change the name.  If I forget to remove the service before I rename it, I end up with the service entry under the old name as a zombie that I can't remove.

    It'd be nice, in both those places, for the OS to offer the ability for an admin user to say 'hey, the app is gone, take it out of this list'.