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Monitoring Windows Services 

You can use the ServiceController component to interact with the Windows services on your local computer or on any computer to which you have access. The ServiceController component allows you to perform administrative tasks such as starting, stopping, and pausing services; to retrieve lists of available services; and to call custom commands on the service.

In This Section

Introduction to Communicating with Existing Services

Gives directions for using the ServiceController component to interact with an existing service.

How to: Create ServiceController Component Instances

Gives directions for creating and configuring ServiceController components.

How to: Perform Administrative Tasks on Services

Gives directions for starting, stopping, and pausing your service through the methods available on the ServiceController component.

How to: Retrieve Lists of Services

Gives directions for returning lists of services on a specific computer.

Related Sections

Windows Service Applications

Provides links to pages about working with Windows services.

Introduction to Windows Service Applications

Provides an overview of the important concepts about Windows services.

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