Updated 30 June: Count Windows Services by Start Mode and/or Start State


This Knowledge Script counts the Windows Services which meet the specified criteria, and raises an Event if the number exceeds the threshold. Services may be included or excluded from counting based on their start mode, i.e. Automatic, Manual or Disabled and/or their start state, i.e. Running, Stopped etc. These criteria may be used in any combination. For example, the KS can count all services, all Automatic services only, all Running services only, or all Manual and Running services.

Update 30-June-10:

  • Remove dependency on WMI module.

Update 25-May-10:

  • Add data collection

  • Reformat Events to XML

  • Add regular expression pattern matching to Service Display name

  • Improve debugging information

  • Fix bug in counting Manual, Running services


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