Maximum number of services

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How to see if you are hitting the limit for number of services on a server.

There’s no hard limit for the number of services running on a Windows Server 2003 machine. Instead, the number of services you can run is largely limited by the size of the heap. Once the heap gets exhausted, you may start to run into problems like services suddenly failing or services failing to start.

To see if your heap is being depleted by services, you can either check the event log or you can use Desktop Heap Monitor, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center at ')}

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