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scm Utility

SQL Server 2000

  New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.

The scm utility (the Service Control Manager) creates, modifies, starts, stops, or pauses any of the Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 services that run under Microsoft Windows NT® and Microsoft Windows® 2000. Under Microsoft Windows 98, the scm utility starts, stops, or pauses the equivalent SQL Server applications.

Syntax

scm [-?]
    -Action {1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7}
    -Service service_name
    [-Server server_name]
    [-Pwd sa_password]
    [-StartupOptions startup_option [ ...n] ]
    [-ExePath exe_file_path]
    [-SvcStartType {1 | 2}]
    [-SvcAccount service_account]
    [-SvcPwd service_password]
    [-Dependencies service_name_dependency [;...n] ]

Arguments

[-?]

Displays usage information.

-Action {1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7}

Specifies which of these actions the utility performs.

Code Action
1 Start
2 Restart
3 Is Running
4 Delete Service
5 Install Service
6 Stop
7 Modify

The scm utility returns a message box indicating if the action succeeded or failed. When using the 3 action code, success indicates the service is running and failure indicates the service is not running.

-Service service_name

Specifies which SQL Server 2000 service is affected.

[-Server server_name]

Specifies the server for which a service is affected. The default is the local computer.

Note  Do not include an instance name with the server_name. Only use the computer name. To affect a named instance, specify the unique service_name with the -Service option.

[-Pwd sa_password]

Is the sa login password on the server. The default is a blank password.

Security Note  Do not use a blank password. Use a strong password. For more information, see Security Rules.

[-StartupOptions startup_option [ ...n] ]

Specifies a space-delimited list of server startup options to be used when the service starts. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

[-ExePath exe_file_path]

Specifies the file path to the service executable on the local computer. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

[-SvcStartType {1 | 2}]

Specifies whether the service starts automatically. If 1 is specified, the service must be started manually. If 2 is specified, the service starts automatically when the computer starts. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

[-SvcAccount service_account]

Specifies the network login account to assign to the service. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

[-SvcPwd service_password]

Specifies the network login account password. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

[-Dependencies service_name_dependency [;...n] ]

Specifies dependencies that this service has on other services. A dependent service can run only if the parent service is running. This option is applicable when you install or modify the service.

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