ARCSDE installation

Discussion created by ksjosh82 on Jul 13, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 by GNOMELLISA
I'm not sure if this is the best forum or if the Geodatabase & SDE forum is best but since its an installation/setup issue, I thought I'd post this here.  I'm going through the Install guide installing sde and come to the Editing service files on Windows step .  I'm able to get rid of the comment code mentioned in Step 2 but I don't understand what Step 3 means. 

3-Open the Windows services file.
4-Copy the service entry you defined in the services.sde file and paste it into the Windows service file.
5-Save and close both services files.

Where is the Windows services file?

This is my first time installing sde so I'm not exactly sure on the exact set up I need.