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Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

Many of the more important activities performed by a Windows-based computer are carried out using services, specialized applications that can run without the need for user intervention. Because services perform so many important tasks, service management - including monitoring services, configuring service properties, changing service passwords, and starting and stopping services - is an important part of system administration. Scripting can help facilitate the management of services throughout your organization.

In This Chapter

Services Overview

Monitoring Services

Retrieving Service Properties

Changing Service State

Enumerating Dependent and Antecedent Services

Configuring Services

Managing Service Accounts and Service Account Passwords

Installing and Removing Services