SERVICE_INFO structure

The SERVICE_INFO structure contains information about a network service or a network service type.

Syntax


typedef struct _SERVICE_INFO {
  LPGUID              lpServiceType;
  LPTSTR              lpServiceName;
  LPTSTR              lpComment;
  LPTSTR              lpLocale;
  DWORD               dwDisplayHint;
  DWORD               dwVersion;
  DWORD               dwTime;
  LPTSTR              lpMachineName;
  LPSERVICE_ADDRESSES lpServiceAddress;
  BLOB                ServiceSpecificInfo;
} SERVICE_INFO;

Members

lpServiceType

Type: LPGUID

A pointer to a GUID that is the type of the network service.

lpServiceName

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a NULL-terminated string that is the name of the network service.

If you are calling the SetService function with the dwNameSpace parameter set to NS_DEFAULT, the network service name must be a common name. A common name is what the network service is commonly known as. An example of a common name for a network service is "My SQL Server".

If you are calling the SetService function with the dwNameSpace parameter set to a specific service name, the network service name can be a common name or a distinguished name. A distinguished name distinguishes the service to a unique location with a directory service. An example of a distinguished name for a network service is "MS\\SYS\\NT\\DEV\\My SQL Server".

lpComment

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a NULL-terminated string that is a comment or description for the network service. For example, "Used for development upgrades."

lpLocale

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a NULL-terminated string that contains locale information.

dwDisplayHint

Type: DWORD

A hint as to how to display the network service in a network browsing user interface. This can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_DOMAIN

Display the network service as a domain.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_FILE

Display the network service as a file.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_GENERIC

The method used to display the object does not matter.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_GROUP

Display the network service as a group.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_SERVER

Display the network service as a server.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_SHARE

Display the network service as a sharepoint.

RESOURCEDISPLAYTYPE_TREE

Display the network service as a tree.

 

dwVersion

Type: DWORD

The version for the network service. The high word of this value specifies a major version number. The low word of this value specifies a minor version number.

dwTime

Type: DWORD

Reserved for future use. Must be zero.

lpMachineName

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a NULL-terminated string that is the name of the computer on which the network service is running.

lpServiceAddress

Type: LPSERVICE_ADDRESSES

A pointer to a SERVICE_ADDRESSES structure that contains an array of SERVICE_ADDRESS structures. Each SERVICE_ADDRESS structure contains information about a network service address.

A network service can call the getsockname function to determine the local address of the system.

ServiceSpecificInfo

Type: BLOB

A BLOB structure that specifies service-defined information.

Note  In general, the data pointed to by the BLOB structure's pBlobData member must not contain any pointers. That is because only the network service knows the format of the data; copying the data without such knowledge would lead to pointer invalidation. If the data pointed to by pBlobData contains variable-sized elements, offsets from pBlobData can be used to indicate the location of those elements. There is one exception to this general rule: when pBlobData points to a SERVICE_TYPE_INFO_ABS structure. This is possible because both the SERVICE_TYPE_INFO_ABS structure, and any SERVICE_TYPE_VALUE_ABS structures it contains are predefined, and thus their formats are known to the operating system.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Nspapi.h

Unicode and ANSI names

SERVICE_INFOW (Unicode) and SERVICE_INFOA (ANSI)

See also

BLOB
GetService
NS_SERVICE_INFO
SetService
SERVICE_ADDRESS
SERVICE_ADDRESSES
SERVICE_TYPE_INFO_ABS
SERVICE_TYPE_VALUE_ABS

 

 

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