Services.exe Application Development (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


Services.exe is a process that acts as a host to service dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Services.exe provides enhanced loading capabilities, such as support for starting, pausing, and stopping services. In addition to hosting services and providing enhanced loading capabilities, Services.exe can also be configured to wait on connection.


Services.exe helps prevent a device failure resulting from a service crash, but it does not prevent a resulting crash in another unrelated service. All services should be properly debugged prior to deployment.

In This Section

  • Super Services
    Provides information about a super service that is designed to allow all ports to be monitored by Services.exe.
  • Unloading a Service
    Provides information about how to unload a service programmatically by calling DeregisterService.

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