Configuring a Service Using SC

The Windows SDK contains a command-line utility, Sc.exe, that can be used to query or modify the database of installed services. Its commands correspond to the functions provided by the SCM. The syntax is as follows.

Syntax

sc [ServerName] Command [ServiceName][option1][option2]...

ServerName

Optional server name. Use the form \\ServerName.

Command

One of the following commands:

boot
config
create
delete
description
EnumDepend
failure
failureflag
GetDisplayName
GetKeyName
Lock
qc
qdescription
qfailure
qfailureflag
qprivs
qsidtype
query
queryex
privs
QueryLock
sdset
sdshow
showsid
sidtype
ServiceName

The name of the service, as specified when it was installed.

option1

An optional parameter.

option2

An optional parameter.

Remarks

To see complete syntax for a command, use the following command:

sc Command

Related topics

Service Configuration
Service Installation, Removal, and Enumeration

 

 

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