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Service Startup type

We can modify the service startup type by using WMI or with PowerShell v2 we can use set-service.  This has a number of other useful functions. Its just a matter of testing the type we want to change the startup to and applying it to the service.  This becomes another function in my services module.

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function Set-StartupType {
param ([string]$name, [string]$type)
    if ("Automatic", "Manual", "Disabled" -contains $type) {Set-Service -Name $name -StartupType $type}
    else {Write-Host "Type must be Automatic, Manual or Disabled"}
}

 

You do need elevated privileges to change the startup type.

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