listing existing windows services with python

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Feb 16 14:01:26 CET 2010


On 16/02/2010 12:48, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
> I just googled the filename from memory, found
>
>     <url: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/wmiprvse.exe.html>
>
> Don't know if I've disabled it because invoking wmic didn't produce it.
>
> Uh, wait, since it hosts the provider service(s), perhaps...
>
> Yes, 'wmic service list brief' which actually retrieves some information (I
> guess it can be anything, I remembered this from listing process command lines)
> started an [wmprvse.exe] process.
>
> It terminated after the query/usage, but as I recall in some cases it doesn't.
>
> I don't know how that works with programmatic access, but it's worth checking out.

Thanks. As I understand it, you're not talking about a *service* starting up
or shutting down; rather a *process* starting up etc., presumably controlled
by the underlying service?

I'll do some further research to see what's going on there.

TJG



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