Problem

I needed to start the new “App Management Service” in Central Admin on SharePoint 2013 but the “Manage services on server” menu option was completely missing even though I’m a Farm Administrator.

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Solution

It seems this menu option will only show up if IE is running in Administrator mode.   Just right click on the IE icon (if you’re right clicking on the taskbar you’ll have 2 right clicks) and choose “Run as Administrator”.

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