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ServiceModify (Function)
In french: ServiceModifie
Modifies the configuration of a service according to the information given in the members of the Service variable. This service can be found on the local computer or on a remote computer.
// Find out the characteristics of the service found in TABLE_Service
IF ServiceInfo(COL_Name[TABLE_Service]) = False THEN
Info("The Service variable is updated")
// Change the characteristics
Service.Startup = serviceStartupAutomatic
// Modification
IF ServiceModify(COL_Name[TABLE_Service]) = True THEN
Info("The service was modified")
<Result> = ServiceModify(<Service name> [, <Remote computer>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the modification was requested,
  • False otherwise. To get more details on the error, use ErrorInfo.
<Service name>: Character string
Name of the service to modify.
<Remote computer>: Optional character string
IP address of the remote computer in format (returned by NetIPAddress) or name of the remote computer (returned by NetMachineName). This parameter is used to modify a service on another computer. To use this option, the user must be administrator of remote computer.
If this parameter is not specified or if it corresponds to an empty string (""), the service is handled locally.

Service variable

The Service variable is used to configure the following elements. For more details, see the help page on the Service variable.
Service.CommandLineFull command line of the service (path of the executable and parameters).
Service.DescriptionService description
Service.PasswordPassword of the user account
Service.StartupMode for starting the service
Service.StartupErrorThe errors that occurred when starting a service are processed by Windows (for the services with automatic start).
Service.TypeType of the service
Service.UserUser account that will run the service.

Notes about the modification

  • The type of an existing service cannot be modified.
  • The modifications are taken into account when the service is started. ServiceModify does not automatically stop or restart the service.
Component: wd290std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 12
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Last update: 05/26/2022

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