Script: Check State of Service

Posted by on Sunday, March 21, 2004 (PST)

Script: Checks the state of a local or remote service (running, stopped, etc...) Uses WMI Win32_Service.


*    Script:   CheckService.js
*    Purpose:  Check the current state of a service local or remote.
*    Author:   Daren Thiel 
*    Date:     21 Mar 2004 
*    Web:
*    Note:     Must be run under an account with sufficient
*              permissions.
CheckService( "XP", "Messenger" );
CheckService( "Win2K", "Messenger" );
// Check state of a service
function CheckService( computer, service )
  // Connect to machine with WMI
  var wmistr = "winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\\\";
  var wmi = GetObject(  wmistr + computer + "\\root\\cimv2" );
  // Execute query looking for the DisplayName of the service.
  // Look in the services mmc if you don't know it.
  var query = "SELECT * FROM Win32_Service WHERE DisplayName='" + service + "'";
  var svc = wmi.ExecQuery( query );
  // enumerate and loop through the results - we should have only one.
  var esvc = new Enumerator( svc );
  for( ; !esvc.atEnd(); esvc.moveNext() )
   var isvc = esvc.item();
   // Format and print the display name and state
   print( padx( isvc.DisplayName, 15 ) + "\t [" + isvc.State + "]" );
 catch( e )
  print( "Error: " + e.description );
// Print
function print( msg )
 WScript.Echo( msg );
// Pad with trailing spaces
function padx( msg, size )
 var smsg = String( msg );
 while( smsg.length < size )
  smsg += " ";
 return( smsg );


the remote server machine does not exist or is unavailable
By maxcronjob on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 (PST)

I keep trying to get this script to work, but I keep getting either






Error:  The remote server machine does not exist or is unavailable.



I'm running this on my local XP box, just to see how it works.  I'm a scripting newbie, so I'm flailing.







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Wrong code
By default on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 (PST)
You must write: CheckService( "localhost", "Messenger" ); for proper work... I realy don't know why author wrote there something like "XP" and "Win2K". There must be computer name or just localhost for current machine.

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