Interact with Windows services using the sc command with administrative privileges.


Use any of the commands below on a remote system through an administrative SMB session by prepending \\[targetIP] right after sc.

Example: sc \\[targetIP] query

List all running services:

sc query
sc query | find /i "service_name"

List all services:

sc query state= all
sc query state= all | find /i "service_name"

Show service detail:

sc qc [service_name]

Start and stop a service:

sc start [service_name]
sc stop [service_name]

If the service has a start_type of disabled in the output of sc qc [service_name], you cannot start it until you first change it to a start type of demand.

sc config [service_name] start= demand