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openservice (advapi32)
 
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Summary
The OpenService function opens an existing service.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true, CharSet=CharSet.Auto)]
static extern IntPtr OpenService(IntPtr hSCManager, string lpServiceName, uint dwDesiredAccess);

VB Signature:

<DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError:=True, CharSet:=CharSet.Auto)> _
    Private Shared Function OpenService(ByVal hSCManager As IntPtr, ByVal lpServiceName As String, ByVal dwDesiredAccess As Int32) As IntPtr
    End Function

VB .NET Signature:

    Declare Function OpenService Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "OpenServiceA" (ByVal hSCManager As IntPtr, ByVal lpServiceName As String, ByVal dwDesiredAccess As Integer) As IntPtr

User-Defined Types:

SERVICE_ACCESS

Notes:

None.

Tips & Tricks:

Please add some!

Sample Code:

The following sample opens the service with privileges to stop and delete it:

    IntPtr hService = OpenService(hSCM, ServiceName, ((uint)SERVICE_ACCESS.SERVICE_STOP |
                (uint)System.Messaging.StandardAccessRights.Delete));

Alternative Managed API:

Unless you are going use EnumDependentServices API please use 'System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController' that is provided in the framework.

Documentation
OpenService on MSDN

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