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