Get-Service

Get the services on the local computer.

Syntax
      Get-Service { [-name] string[] | -displayName string[]
                                     | -inputObject ServiceController[] }
         [-ComputerName string[]] [-DependentServices] 
             [-include string[]] [-exclude string[]]
                [-RequiredServices] [CommonParameters]
Key
   -name
       Service names to retrieve. Wildcards are permitted. 
   
   -displayName
       Display names of services to retrieve. Wildcards permitted.
		 
   -inputObject
       ServiceController object(s) to retrieve.
       A variable containing objects or a command / expression that
       gets the objects.

   -ComputerName string[]
       Get 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 PowerShell remoting.

    -DependentServices
       Get only the services that depend upon the specified service. 
       By default, Get-Service gets all services.

   -Include
       Retrieve only the Service Name(s) specified.
       Qualifies the -Name parameter, Wildcards are permitted.

   -Exclude
       Omit the Service Name(s) specified.
       Qualifies the -Name parameter, Wildcards are permitted.

   -RequiredServices
       Get 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.

   CommonParameters:
       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable,
       -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

Standard Aliases for Get-Service: gsv

By default, Get-Service will return all the services on the computer.

Examples

Get all the services on the computer.:

PS C:\> get-service

Get all the services on the computer Server64:

PS C:\> get-service -computername Server64

Get services with names that begin "WMI" and sort the result by the service status (running/stopped):

PS C:\> get-service wmi* | sort-object status

Display only services that are currently running:

PS C:\> get-service | where-object {$_.Status -eq 'Running'}

Status is only one property of service objects, to see all the properties: get-service | get-member
To retrieve the description of a service use the Win32_Service WMI class:

PS C:\> get-wmiobject win32_service | where-object {$_.Name -eq 'Schedule'} | format-list Name, Description

"Events dear boy, events" ~ Harold Macmillan (response when asked "what is most likely to blow governments off course")

Related:

New-Service - Create a new service
Restart-Service
- Restart a stopped service
Resume-Service
- Resume a suspended service
Set-Service
- Make and set changes to the properties of a service
Start-Service
- Start a stopped service
Stop-Service
- Stop a running service
Suspend-Service
- Suspend a running service
Windows cmd command: NET START / SC - Service Control


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