Identify the executable path for a Windows Service

Two methods to do this.

One:

  1. Open Task Manager, change to the Processes tab. Click the “Show processs from all users” button.
  2. Go to the Services tab and find the service, probably either by Name or Description. Right-click it and choose Go to Process
  3. Right-click the process and choose Open File Location
  4. Hold <Shift> and right-click the file, choose Copy as path.

Two:

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Go to Configuration, Services.
  3. Find the service. Double-click it and use the mouse to select the Path to executable.
  4. Right-click and choose Copy.

Either method gives you the full path to the executable on the clipboard. Method one puts double-quotes around the path, method two does not. You may/may not want quoes depending on where you’re going to use the path (e.g. Windows Firewall does not need quotes).

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