NT service (setting Description string)

Phipps Xue phipps.xue at sap.com
Thu Mar 4 11:11:15 CET 2004


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Phipps
"Tim Golden" <tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk> wrote in message
news:mailman.7.1078305889.727.python-list at python.org...
> >From: Thomas Heller [mailto:theller at python.net]
> >"Larry Bates" <lbates at swamisoft.com> writes:
> >
> >> Anybody know what variable I need to define in my
> >> class to set the long description that shows up
> >> in the Services control panel applet?
> >>
> >> _svc_name_         holds the short name
> >> _svc_display_name_ holds the long name
> >> _svc_?????_        holds the description
> >
> >There isn't any yet.  Apparently you have to call the win32 api
> >ChangeServiceConfig2() (but maybe it can also be done with the wmi
> >module).
> >
> >Thomas
>
> Haven't tried it myself, but the Win32_Service WMI class does
>  sport a Change method with the following signature:
>
>  uint32 Change(
>   string DisplayName,
>   string PathName,
>   uint32 ServiceType,
>   uint32 ErrorControl,
>   string StartMode,
>   boolean DesktopInteract,
>   string StartName,
>   string StartPassword,
>   string LoadOrderGroup,
>   string LoadOrderGroupDependencies,
>   string ServiceDependencies
> );
>
> All right; I did try it. It works:
>
> <screendump>
>
> ActivePython 2.2.3 Build 227 (ActiveState Corp.) based on
> Python 2.2.3 (#42, Nov 13 2003, 09:57:55) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> >>> import wmi
> >>> c = wmi.WMI ()
> >>> for service in c.Win32_Service (Name="dnscache"): print service.Name,
> service.DisplayName
> ...
> Dnscache DNS Client
> >>> service.Change (DisplayName="New DNS Client")
> (<win32com.gen_py.Microsoft WMI Scripting V1.1 Library.ISWbemProperty
> instance at 0x13968496>,)
> >>> for service in c.Win32_Service (Name="dnscache"): print service.Name,
> service.DisplayName
> ...
> Dnscache New DNS Client
> >>>
>
> </screendump>
>
> TJG
>
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