You can use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Manager to troubleshoot Configuration Manager 2007 and to learn how its components work. Service Manager enables you to manipulate various Configuration Manager 2007 services and threads and then view the resulting change in the behavior of Configuration Manager 2007. For example, you can perform the following actions:

Service Manager can perform the following actions on components (you can access these commands from the Components menu):


Runs a stopped component. Stopping and restarting a component clears the log files and other files so that you can start a new query.


Stops a running component. Stopping a component shuts down its run-time environment. To preserve a component's run-time environment, use Pause.


Pauses a running component. Pausing preserves the component's run-time environment. You can pause a component, observe system behavioral changes, or copy transaction or log files and then continue running the component. Not all components can be paused, however.


Resumes a paused component.


Updates the status of any selected components.

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