Tame Your Windows Processes

June 24th, 2007 @

Awhile back I came across the program to control your windows processes.

You can find it on your Windows XP machine under the name SC. Either use your command prompt or Start->Run.

DESCRIPTION: SC is a command line program used for communicating with the NT Service Controller and services.

I ended up using it to shut off VMWare Processes. My computer is a little on the old side, and everything I can cut down on helps. So I created to .bat files.

vm_start.bat:

sc start VMnetDHCP
sc start "VMware NAT Service"
sc start vmount2
sc start VMAuthdService
sc start vmserverdWin32

vm_stop.bat

sc stop VMnetDHCP
sc stop "VMware NAT Service"
sc stop vmount2
sc stop vmserverdWin32
sc stop VMAuthdService

I run these to start/stop services only when I need them.

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