GetServices Method (String)
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ServiceController.GetServices Method (String)

Retrieves all the services on the specified computer, except for the device driver services.

Namespace:  System.ServiceProcess
Assembly:  System.ServiceProcess (in System.ServiceProcess.dll)

static member GetServices : 
        machineName:string -> ServiceController[] 


Type: System.String
The computer from which to retrieve the services.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]
An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a service on the specified computer.


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The machineName parameter has invalid syntax.

GetServices returns only the non-device driver services and the services that are not drivers from the specified computer. To retrieve device driver services, call the GetDevices method. Together, the two methods provide access to all the services on a computer.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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