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Win32_BaseService vbscript sample code

The foundations for Manageability in Windows is Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself. The Win32_BaseService WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.


The Win32_BaseService abstract WMI class represents executable objects that are installed in a registry database maintained by the Service Control Manager. The executable file associated with a service can be started at boot time by a boot program or by the system. It can also be started on-demand by the Service Control Manager. Any service or process that is not owned by a specific user, and that provides an interface to some functionality supported by the computer system, is a descendent (or member) of this class. Example: The dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) client service on a Windows NT/Windows 2000 computer system.

Sample Code

On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_BaseService",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "AcceptPause: " & objItem.AcceptPause
    Wscript.Echo "AcceptStop: " & objItem.AcceptStop
    Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
    Wscript.Echo "CreationClassName: " & objItem.CreationClassName
    Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description
    Wscript.Echo "DesktopInteract: " & objItem.DesktopInteract
    Wscript.Echo "DisplayName: " & objItem.DisplayName
    Wscript.Echo "ErrorControl: " & objItem.ErrorControl
    Wscript.Echo "ExitCode: " & objItem.ExitCode
    Wscript.Echo "InstallDate: " & objItem.InstallDate
    Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
    Wscript.Echo "PathName: " & objItem.PathName
    Wscript.Echo "ServiceSpecificExitCode: " & objItem.ServiceSpecificExitCode
    Wscript.Echo "ServiceType: " & objItem.ServiceType
    Wscript.Echo "Started: " & objItem.Started
    Wscript.Echo "StartMode: " & objItem.StartMode
    Wscript.Echo "StartName: " & objItem.StartName
    Wscript.Echo "State: " & objItem.State
    Wscript.Echo "Status: " & objItem.Status
    Wscript.Echo "SystemCreationClassName: " & objItem.SystemCreationClassName
    Wscript.Echo "SystemName: " & objItem.SystemName
    Wscript.Echo "TagId: " & objItem.TagId