Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


Uninstalling a service

Posted on 2004-10-26
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have a service that I installed incorrectly with the instsrv.exe resource kit tool.  I pointed it initially at the file I wanted to install as a service, not realizing I needed to be using the srvany.exe tool and then editing the registry to go to the path of my application

"instsrv servicename remove" isn't working.  I get Error 1783 from EnumServicesStatus on line 184

No idea what this is and I can't find anything to tell me.  Anyone got a way to do a slightly more manual removal of the service?  I already tried removing the registry keys in the currentcontrolset/services area of HKLM to no effect.  That just messed up the entry in the service manager even more.  I was able to rebuild the key again so I can work with it in the services console though.
Question by:mslunecka
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2

Author Comment

ID: 12412273
d:\nt\sdktools\reskit\content\instsrv\source\instsrv.c: Error 1783 from EnumServ
icesStatus on line 184

Accepted Solution

map000 earned 1400 total points
ID: 12430997
sc delete <service name> works for you?
sc I suppose is in the Resource Kit

Author Comment

ID: 12434140
That worked!  Thanks!

Expert Comment

ID: 12434546
you're welcome

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question