"sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services

This section describes the Service Controller (SC) command line tool, sc.exe, which can be used to add new services, or to query, modify, start, stop and delete existing services.

The second element I want to review is "sc.exe" - a command line utility to create new services, or to query, modify and control existing services. "sc.exe" is really an user interface for the Service Controller (SC) or Service Control Manager (SCM).

You can run "sc.exe" in a command line window to get a good description of what you can do with "sc.exe":


 SC is a command line program used for communicating with the
 NT Service Controller and services
 sc <server> [command] [service name] <option1> <option2>..

 The option <server> has the form "\\ServerName"
 Further help on commands can be obtained by typing: "sc [command]"
  query-----------Queries the status for a service, or
                  enumerates the status for types of services
  queryex---------Queries the extended status for a service, or
                  enumerates the status for types of services
  start-----------Starts a service
  pause-----------Sends a PAUSE control request to a service
  interrogate-----Sends an INTERROGATE control request to a service
  continue--------Sends a CONTINUE control request to a service
  stop------------Sends a STOP request to a service
  config----------Changes the configuration of a service (persistant)
  description-----Changes the description of a service
  failure---------Changes the actions taken by a service upon failure
  qc--------------Queries the configuration information for a service
  qdescription----Queries the description for a service
  qfailure--------Queries the actions taken by a service upon failure
  delete----------Deletes a service (from the registry)
  create----------Creates a service. (adds it to the registry)
  control---------Sends a control to a service
  sdshow----------Displays a service's security descriptor
  sdset-----------Sets a service's security descriptor
  GetDisplayName--Gets the DisplayName for a service
  GetKeyName------Gets the ServiceKeyName for a service
  EnumDepend------Enumerates Service Dependencies

 The following commands don't require a service name:
 sc <server> <command> <option>
  boot------------(ok | bad) Indicates whether the last boot should
                  be saved as the last-known-good boot configuration
  Lock------------Locks the Service Database
  QueryLock-------Queries the LockStatus for the SCManager Database
 sc start MyService

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

Configuring and Managing System Services

 What Are Windows Services and Related Programs?

 The Life Cycle of A Service - "Google Updater"

 Installed Services in System Registry

"sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services

 "sc.exe query type= driver" - All Device Driver Services

 "sc.exe query type= service" - All Application Program Services

 "sc.exe query/start/stop" - Query, Start or Stop Services

 "sc.exe create/delete" - Create or Delete Services

 "services.msc" - Program Services Console

 "services.msc" - Stoping and Starting Services

 "services.msc" - Disabling Services

 "Task Manger" - Ending a Service Process

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version