This answer explains how you can see what processes are running on your Windows 2000 dedicated server.
This article applies to Windows Dedicated Server accounts.
There are two ways to check running process on windows. The first method does not show comprehensive view of the process. This is done by going to start -> settings -> control panel -> administrative tools -> services. This will list the process that are currently running on the server. The field denoting status and startup type refers to whether the process is running and whether it has been set to startup manually / disable / automatically. Automatically will cause the service to start up along with rebooting the machine.
The second method to view the process is via dos command prompt. Select start -> run -> and type 'cmd'. This will bring up the dos command prompt. Within the dos command prompt, type
c:\> netstat -a | more
this will list all processes running and process that is dormant but is currently listening for query.
Comparably, netstat would be equivalent to ps command on unix. This is a useful tool for checking whether the process is running. If not we can use 'net start application_name' to set it running. This is particularly useful when checking whether there's a conflict in port settings.