"One of the more interesting new features in the newer Samba releases is the ability to map UNIX services into the Windows service model. In this setup, Samba uses UNIX 'init' scripts to start, stop, and probe UNIX services, and then reports the status of those services back to Windows management stations via the Windows networking Service Control API. Once this is properly configured, you can manipulate UNIX services just like you can manipulate services running on Windows systems, and you can do so by using the same tools."
Their you go, improvements in Samba to let you sneak Linux into the enterprise in an even easier way! :)