Also, you can the Services.msc applet on your own PC to connect to and administer services for with a server or other PCs on your network. Just launch the Services applet, then right-click on “Services (Local)” and select to connect to another computer. You can connect by host name or IP address, IIRC.
Look into the <a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251192″>Windows Resource Kit SC</a> command. It is a great tool to have in your toolkit!