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Where can I download a description of system services of Windows Server 2008? I need a document like this => http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b38a0682-2997-4678-9d9e-a07cc66a3bba&displaylang=en but for Windows Server 2008.

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Are you looking for Service overview and network port requirements for the Windows Server system (KB832017).

Also, Windows Security article, Controlling Service Security Using Windows Server 2008.

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I have seen this article, but I need a document like this => microsoft.com/downloads/… but for Windows Server 2008. –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 11:22
    
Maybe you should check this book amazon.com/Windows-Server-2008-Protocols-Services/dp/073562447X –  nik Jun 15 '09 at 11:40
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After looking at the server 2003 document reference i think KB832017 (support.microsoft.com/kb/832017) would be a good starting point. It has a lot of references and a downloadable XLS that lists the services. –  nik Jun 15 '09 at 11:51
    
nik, thanks for the advice. –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 11:57
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I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for, but I guess a good starting point is Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 product information page, particularly the White Papers section and features page.

The following link, for example, leads to a 160 pages longword document: "Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview (full document)".

For more technical content, there is the Windows Server 2008 section on TechNet.

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I need a document like this => microsoft.com/downloads/… but for Windows Server 2008. –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 10:49
    
it's looking like there might not be one published Zhynna. Now I come to think about it, that's not very helful and a rather curious error on Microsoft's part? –  RobM Jun 15 '09 at 11:32
    
My friend who works at Microsoft said that there is such document inside of Microsoft. He even promised to send me it, but he did not do this yet :-( –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 11:51
    
I contacted MS support. Let's see how good they are. :-) –  splattne Jun 15 '09 at 11:59
    
Good! See if they can help. –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 12:07
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There is a VB Script at this techtasks site that should help enumerate the available services.

' This code prints the list of services on a machine
' ---------------------------------------------------------------
' From the book "Windows Server Cookbook" by Robbie Allen
' ISBN: 0-596-00633-0
' ---------------------------------------------------------------

' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strComputer = "<ServerName>"  ' e.g. fs-rtp01 (use . for local server)
boolShowDetails = TRUE        ' set to FALSE to display list w/o details
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------
set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
set objServices = objWMI.InstancesOf("Win32_Service")

for each objService in objServices
   WScript.Echo objService.Name
   if boolShowDetails = TRUE then
      for each objProp in objService.Properties_
         ' Print out NULL if the property is blank
         if IsNull(objProp.Value) then
            Wscript.Echo " " & objProp.Name & " : NULL"
         else
         ' If the value is an array, we need to iterate through each element
         ' of the array
            if objProp.IsArray = TRUE then
               For I = LBound(objProp.Value) to UBound(objProp.Value)
                  wscript.echo " " & objProp.Name & " : " & objProp.Value(I)
               next
            else
           ' If the property was  not NULL or an array, we print it
                wscript.echo " " & objProp.Name & " : " & objProp.Value
            end if
         end if
      next
      WScript.Echo ""
   end if
next
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Thanks for this script, but I need a document like this => microsoft.com/downloads/… but for Windows Server 2008. –  zhynna Jun 15 '09 at 11:23
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