The Generic Service resource type manages services as cluster resources. Similar to the Generic Application resource type, the Generic Service resource type provides only the most basic functionality. For example, the failure of a Generic Service resource is determined by a query of the Service Control Manager (SCM). If the service is running, it is presumed to be online. To provide greater functionality, you can define a custom resource type (for information, see Creating Resource Types).
The following table summarizes the characteristics of the Generic Service resource type.
|Required private properties||ServiceName|
|Optional private properties||StartupParameters, UseNetworkName|