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May 3, 2012


Create windows service using powershell

by Scott Newman

Shamelessly pilfered from The Powershell Guy.  I’ve used it before with no issue, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have one.  Use at your own risk.

$computer = "." # this computer
$class = "Win32_Service"
$method = "Create"
$mc = [wmiclass]"\\$computer\ROOT\CIMV2:$class"
$inparams = $mc.PSBase.GetMethodParameters($method)
$inparams.DesktopInteract = $false
$inparams.DisplayName = "WebDirs Trigger Command"
$inparams.ErrorControl = 0
$inparams.LoadOrderGroup = $null
$inparams.LoadOrderGroupDependencies = $null
$inparams.Name = "Service Name"  #
$inparams.PathName = "Path to .exe"
$inparams.ServiceDependencies = $null
$inparams.ServiceType = 16
$inparams.StartMode = "Automatic"
$inparams.StartName = $null # will start as localsystem builtin if null
$inparams.StartPassword = $null

$result = $mc.PSBase.InvokeMethod($method,$inparams,$null)
$result | Format-List
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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Alex
    Oct 31 2012

    Another method to create windows service using Powershell, which I believe a little better

    • Oct 31 2012

      You are correct. Explained a lot better than mine too. 😉


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