listing existing windows services with python

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Feb 16 13:29:36 CET 2010


On 16/02/2010 12:18, News123 wrote:
> I don't use the script often, so if it would start a WMI service during
> runtime and stop it afterwards it would be fine.

FWIW -- your other considerations notwithstanding -- I'm not aware
of WMI having this effect. Generally you can assume that the WMI
services are running (or not, if someone's shut them off) but
I've never heard of them being started up by virtue of a call
to the WMI subsystem and then stopped afterwards.

That said, I'd be interested if someone did have a pointer for this;
worth putting a caveat in the docs if that were the case.

TJG



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