Kentico CMS Service Manager is an external Windows utility which allows management of external Windows services used by Kentico CMS. Using the utility, you can install, uninstall, start, stop and restart Windows services for individual instances of Kentico CMS. While installation and uninstallation can be performed from Windows command line and the services can be started, stopped and restarted from Windows Services manager (services.msc), this utility integrates these tasks into a single tool where Kentico CMS services can be managed separately from other services running in Windows.
In the Using the utility topic, you can learn how services can be managed using the utility. Windows services for each particular Kentico CMS instance are defined in a dedicated XML file. Only services that are defined in the file can be managed by the Service Manager. To learn more about this file and its required format, please refer to the Services definition XML topic.