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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.
Creating ServiceController Component Instances
Gives directions for creating and configuring ServiceController components.
Performing Administrative Tasks on Services
Gives directions for starting, stopping, and pausing your service through the methods available on the ServiceController component.
Retrieving Lists of Services
Gives directions for returning lists of services on a specific computer.

Related Sections

Windows Service Applications
Provides links to topics about working with Windows services.
Introduction to Windows Service Applications
Provides an overview of the important concepts about Windows services.
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