Use PowerShell to see status and startmode of all services

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 30 April 2013 / Last Updated on 30 April 2013]

How to use Windows PowerShell to see the status and startmode of all services defined on a local system.

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) on how to use Windows PowerShell to see the status and startmode of all services defined on a local system. Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

 

Question: You need to see the status and the start mode of all services defined on a local system. How do you use Windows PowerShell to find the information?

 

Answer: Use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet and query the Win32_Service WMI class. Select the name, startmode, and state properties and sort by startmode (gwmi is an alias for Get-WmiObject, Select is an alias for Select-Object and sort is an alias for Sort-Object). The command appears here.

 

gwmi win32_service | select name, startmode, state | sort startmode

 

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

 

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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