Get-Service - PowerShell command help and examples

Gets the services on a local or remote computer. (Get-Service)


NAME
Get-Service
SYNOPSIS
Gets the services on a local or remote computer.
SYNTAX
Get-Service [[-Name] <string[]>] [-ComputerName <string[]>] [-DependentServices] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Include <string[]>] [-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>] Get-Service -DisplayName <string[]> [-ComputerName <string[]>] [-DependentServices] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Include <string[]>] [-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>] Get-Service [-InputObject <ServiceController[]>] [-ComputerName <string[]>] [-DependentServices] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Include <string[]>] [-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>]
DESCRIPTION
The Get-Service cmdlet gets objects that represent the services on a local computer or on a remote computer, including running and stopped services. You can direct Get-Service to get only particular services by specifying the service name or display name of the services, or you can pipe service objects to Get-Service.
PARAMETERS
-ComputerName <string[]> Gets the services running on the specified computers. The default is the local computer. Type the NetBIOS name, an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name of a remote computer. To specify the local computer, type the computer name, a dot (.), or "localhost". This parameter does not rely on Windows PowerShell remoting. You can use the ComputerName parameter of Get-Service even if your computer is not configured to run remote commands. Required? false Position? named Default value Localhost Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -DependentServices [<SwitchParameter>] Gets only the services that depend upon the specified service. By default, Get-Service gets all services. Required? false Position? named Default value False Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -DisplayName <string[]> Specifies the display names of services to be retrieved. Wildcards are permitted. By default, Get-Service gets all services on the computer. Required? true Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Exclude <string[]> Omits the specified services. The value of this parameter qualifies the Name parameter. Enter a name element or pattern, such as "s*". Wildcards are permitted. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Include <string[]> Retrieves only the specified services. The value of this parameter qualifies the Name parameter. Enter a name element or pattern, such as "s*". Wildcards are permitted. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -InputObject <ServiceController[]> Specifies ServiceController objects representing the services to be retrieved. Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects. You can also pipe a service object to Get-Service. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue) Accept wildcard characters? false -Name <string[]> Specifies the service names of services to be retrieved. Wildcards are permitted. By default, Get-Service gets all of the services on the computer. Required? false Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? true -RequiredServices [<SwitchParameter>] Gets only the services that this service requires. This parameter gets the value of the ServicesDependedOn property of the service. By default, Get-Service gets all services. Required? false Position? named Default value False Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false <CommonParameters> This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type, "get-help about_commonparameters".
INPUTS
System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController, System.String You can pipe a service object or a service name to Get-Service.
OUTPUTS
System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController Get-Service returns objects that represent the services on the computer.
NOTES
You can also refer to Get-Service by its built-in alias, "gsv". For more information, see about_Aliases. Get-Service can display services only when the current user has permission to see them. If Get-Service does not display services, you might not have permission to see them. To find the service name and display name of each service on your system, type "get-service". The service names appear in the Name column, and the display names appear in the DisplayName column. When you sort in ascending order by status value, "Stopped" services appear before "Running" services. The Status property of a service is an enumerated value in which the names of the statuses represent integer values. The sort is based on the integer value, not the name. "Running" appears before "Stopped" because "Stopped" has a value of "1", and "Running" has a value of "4".

Examples

EXAMPLE 1
C:\PS>get-service
Description
----------- This command retrieves all of the services on the system. It behaves as though you typed "get-service *". The default display shows the status, service name, and display name of each service.
EXAMPLE 2
C:\PS>get-service wmi*
Description
----------- This command retrieves services with service names that begin with "WMI" (the acronym for Windows Management Instrumentation).
EXAMPLE 3
C:\PS>get-service -displayname *network*
Description
----------- This command displays services with a display name that includes the word "network". Searching the display name finds network-related services even when the service name does not include "Net", such as xmlprov, the Network Provisioning Service.
EXAMPLE 4
C:\PS>get-service -name win* -exclude winrm
Description
----------- These commands get only the services with service names that begin with "win", except for the WinRM service.
EXAMPLE 5
C:\PS>get-service | where-object {$_.Status -eq "Running"}
Description
----------- This command displays only the services that are currently running. It uses the Get-Service cmdlet to get all of the services on the computer. The pipeline operator (|) passes the results to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects only the services with a Status property that equals "Running". Status is only one property of service objects. To see all of the properties, type "get-service | get-member".
EXAMPLE 6
C:\PS>get-service -computername Server02
Description
----------- This command gets the services on the Server02 remote computer. Because the ComputerName parameter of Get-Service does not use Windows PowerShell remoting, you can use this parameter even if the computer is not configured for remoting in Windows PowerShell.
EXAMPLE 7
C:\PS>get-service | where-object {$_.DependentServices} | format-list -property Name, DependentServices, @{Label="NoOfDependentS ervices"; Expression={$_.dependentservices.count}} Name : AudioEndpointBuilder DependentServices : {AudioSrv} NoOfDependentServices : 1 Name : Dhcp DependentServices : {WinHttpAutoProxySvc} NoOfDependentServices : 1 ...
Description
----------- These commands list the services on the computer that have dependent services. The first command uses the Get-Service cmdlet to get the services on the computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the services to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects the services whose DependentServices property is not null. Another pipeline operator sends the results to the Format-List cmdlet. The command uses its Property parameter to display the name of the service, the name of the dependent services, and a calculated property that displays the number of dependent services that each service has.
EXAMPLE 8
C:\PS>C:\PS> get-service s* | sort-object status Status Name DisplayName ------ ---- ----------- Stopped stisvc Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Stopped SwPrv MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Stopped SysmonLog Performance Logs and Alerts Running Spooler Print Spooler Running srservice System Restore Service Running SSDPSRV SSDP Discovery Service Running ShellHWDetection Shell Hardware Detection Running Schedule Task Scheduler Running SCardSvr Smart Card Running SamSs Security Accounts Manager Running SharedAccess Windows Firewall/Internet Connectio... Running SENS System Event Notification Running seclogon Secondary Logon C:\PS> get-service s* | sort-object status -descending Status Name DisplayName ------ ---- ----------- Running ShellHWDetection Shell Hardware Detection Running SharedAccess Windows Firewall/Internet Connectio... Running Spooler Print Spooler Running SSDPSRV SSDP Discovery Service Running srservice System Restore Service Running SCardSvr Smart Card Running SamSs Security Accounts Manager Running Schedule Task Scheduler Running SENS System Event Notification Running seclogon Secondary Logon Stopped SysmonLog Performance Logs and Alerts Stopped SwPrv MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Stopped stisvc Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Description
----------- This command shows that when you sort services in ascending order by the value of their Status property, stopped services appear before running services. This happens because the value of Status is an enumeration, in which "Stopped" has a value of "1", and "Running" has a value of 4. To list running services first, use the Descending parameter of the Sort-Object cmdlet.
EXAMPLE 9
C:\PS>get-service -name winrm -computername localhost, Server01, Server02 | format-table -property MachineName, Status, Name, DisplayName -auto MachineName Status Name DisplayName ------------ ------ ---- ----------- localhost Running WinRM Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) Server01 Running WinRM Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) Server02 Running WinRM Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)
Description
----------- This command uses the Get-Service cmdlet to run a "Get-Service Winrm" command on two remote computers and the local computer ("localhost"). The Get-Service command runs on the remote computers, and the results are returned to the local computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the results to the Format-Table cmdlet, which formats the services as a table. The Format-Table command uses the Property parameter to specify the properties displayed in the table, including the MachineName property. -------------------------- EXAMPLE 10 -------------------------- C:\PS>get-service winrm -requiredServices
Description
----------- This command gets the services that the WinRM service requires. The command returns the value of the ServicesDependedOn property of the service. -------------------------- EXAMPLE 11 -------------------------- C:\PS>"winrm" | get-service
Description
----------- This command gets the WinRM service on the local computer. This example shows that you can pipe a service name string (enclosed in quotation marks) to Get-Service. RELATED LINKS Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113332 Start-Service Stop-Service Restart-Service Resume-Service Suspend-Service Set-Service New-Service C:\Windows>powershell get-help Stop-Service -full

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