ServiceStartMode Enumeration


Indicates the start mode of the service.

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

public enum ServiceStartMode

Member nameDescription

Indicates that the service is to be started (or was started) by the operating system, at system start-up. If an automatically started service depends on a manually started service, the manually started service is also started automatically at system startup.


Indicates that the service is disabled, so that it cannot be started by a user or application.


Indicates that the service is started only manually, by a user (using the Service Control Manager) or by an application.

The ServiceStartMode is used by the service installer to indicate whether the new service should be disabled at system startup, whether the system should start the service automatically at system startup, or whether the service should be started manually by a user or application.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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