Using the OpenSCManager(), a service control manager function
// For WinXp as a target
#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0501
// Open a handle to the SC Manager database...
schSCManager = OpenSCManager(
NULL, // local machine
NULL, // SERVICES_ACTIVE_DATABASE database is opened by default
SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS); // full access rights
if (NULL == schSCManager)
printf("OpenSCManager() failed, error: %d.\n", GetLastError());
printf("OpenSCManager() looks OK.\n");
OpenSCManager() looks OK.
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Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005
Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2
Target platform: none, just for learning and fun
Header file: Standard and Windows
Additional library: Windows Platform SDK
Additional project setting: Set project to be compiled as C. Click Project menu->your_project_name Properties->Configuration Properties->C/C++->Advanced->Compiled As: Compiled as C Code (/TC)
Other info: non-CLR or unmanaged. Need to add Advapi32.lib (Advapi32.dll) to the project. Click the Project menu->Select the your_project_name Properties... sub menu->Expand the Configuration Properties folder on the left pane->Expand the Linker subfolder->Select the Input subfolder->Select the Additional Dependencies field on the right pane->Click the ... at the end of the field->Type in 'Advapi32.lib' in the empty pane->Click the OK button->Click the OK button second time to close the project Properties dialog.
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