In some cases, a service is implemented as a front end for a driver. The Workstation service, for example, is implemented as a service from the perspective of the Service Controller. However, the service controls the network redirector file system driver by translating the control codes from the Service Controller into FSCTL (file system control codes) and passing them to the redirector.
Note that the Service Controller can control services and device drivers and it provides an API through which applications can perform the same tasks.
Article ID: 101501 - Last Review: Feb 19, 2007 - Revision: 1