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PowerShell get services on remote computers




To check or monitor services on remote computers using PowerShell is a one liner code.

To check Hyper-V Image Management Services on Server1:

Get-service -name vhdsvc -ComputerName Server1

Output will be:

Status   Name                 DisplayName                          
------      ----                    -----------                          
Running  vhdsvc             Hyper-V Image Management Service

Get-Service cmdlet also accepts wildcard, so to list all services starting with "v".

Type this command:

Get-service -name v* -ComputerName Server1

It will list all services starting with the letter "v".

Display name” or “service name” can be used as input parameter for the get-service cmdlet.



Get-service -name "DHCP Client" -ComputerName Server1



Get-service -name "DHCP" -ComputerName Server1

Both commands will resolve the "DHCP" service.

"DHCP Client" is the display name for DHCP service.

Get-service cmdlet will display the output; provided that the remote computer and the user account used to query have the appropriate rights on the remote computer.

Monitoring or checking the service is quite important.

If there's a buggy program or a program that is still under development and needs to be monitored whether the service has stopped, Get-service cmdlet will come handy plus the use of Task Scheduler to run the script at specified time interval.

Or even a quite stable program but is a critical mission application it would be a good practice to monitor or check the service once in a while.


To dig out more check out this Technet link:

To get running services on local computer check out this:
http://quickbytesstuff.blogspot.sg/2014/06/powershell-get-running-services.html



 Cheers!!! Hope it helps.

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