Accessing Windows Task Manager and its Services tab may take a few more clicks than you'd prefer to make. The free application jServiceManager offers a simple alternative that may suit your needs for launching or stopping Windows services on the fly.
jServiceManager doesn't offer a lot of bells and whistles, but it does its job. It launches a medium-size window that lists all your system's services with an icon noting whether the service is running or stopped. It functioned well in our tests when we selected a service and clicked the appropriate button--Start Service, Stop Service, or … Read more