Service Controller "sc query" Command on Windows 8

Q

How to use Service Controller "sc query" command to query statuses of services on Windows 8?

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A

Service Controller "sc query" command can be used to query the status of a single service, a group of services, or all services on Windows 8 system.

Microsoft provides the following description and examples:

QUERY and QUERYEX OPTIONS:
  If the query command is followed by a service name, the status
  for that service is returned.  Further options do not apply in
  this case.  If the query command is followed by nothing or one of
  the options listed below, the services are enumerated.
    type=    Type of services to enumerate (driver, service, all)
             (default = service)
    state=   State of services to enumerate (inactive, all)
             (default = active)
    bufsize= The size (in bytes) of the enumeration buffer
             (default = 4096)
    ri=      The resume index number at which to begin the enumeration
             (default = 0)
    group=   Service group to enumerate
             (default = all groups)

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
sc query                - Enumerates status for active services & drivers
sc query eventlog       - Displays status for the eventlog service
sc queryex eventlog     - Displays extended status for the eventlog service
sc query type= driver   - Enumerates only active drivers
sc query type= service  - Enumerates only Win32 services
sc query state= all     - Enumerates all services & drivers
sc query bufsize= 50    - Enumerates with a 50 byte buffer
sc query ri= 14         - Enumerates with resume index = 14
sc queryex group= ""    - Enumerates active services not in a group
sc query type= interact - Enumerates all interactive services
sc query type= driver group= NDIS     - Enumerates all NDIS drivers

Example 1: "sc query themes" command queries the status of "themes" service on the local system:

C:\Users\fyicenter>sc query themes

SERVICE_NAME: themes
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                           (STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,ACCEPTS_
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

Example 2: "sc query" command queries statuses of all services on the local system:

C:\Users\fyicenter>sc query

SERVICE_NAME: CryptSvc
DISPLAY_NAME: Cryptographic Services
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                           (STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,ACCEPTS_
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

SERVICE_NAME: Dhcp
DISPLAY_NAME: DHCP Client
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                           (STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,ACCEPTS_
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
..

 

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