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This is more of a DOS question than a vbscript question, but it's for a vbscript app.
Is there a way to get only the STATE of a service rather than a list of all the statuses for a service, then get these into vbscript?
I haven't tried this code below, because it's doesn't seem acceptable to loop through the output until you find the word "RUNNING" in the output, but I may have to do something like this. So it's not a afunction yet.
It gives you and idea of what I'm doing.
This is the output that I would be working with, and the line that I specifically want to get is"
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
I don't know how to get that, I know how to get the below:
SERVICE_NAME: SMTPSVC
DISPLAY_NAME: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
        TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                (STOPPABLE,PAUSABLE,ACCEPTS_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

Sub SMTP_STATUS
' this is a subroutine, but could be a function that returns the SMPT status
Dim strCommand
Dim intSMPTStatus
Dim intDosError
' the DOS command will be to query the SMTPSVC status
' I could not figure out how to get the 
strCommand = "CMD /C SC QUERY SMTPSVC"
intStyle = 10
intDOSError = 0
intSMTPStatus = 0
Dim fldTemp, strTempName
 
     set fsoRun = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
     Set fldTemp = fsoRun.GetSpecialFolder(TEMP_FOLDER)
     strTempName = fldTemp.Path & "\" & fsoRun.GetTempName
     Dim WshShell
     Set WshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
     Return = WshShell.Run(strCommand & " >" & strTempName, intStyle, True )
     'Get the output from the command
     Dim filOutput
     Set filOutput = fsoRun.OpenTextFile(strTempName, FOR_READING)
     While Not filOutput.AtEndOfStream
          strOutput = filOutput.ReadLine
          objEntry.WriteLine (strOutput)
	' This is where I would like to get the SMTP status
	If InStr(strOutput,"STATE") > 0 And InStr(strOutput,"RUNNING") > 0 Then
		' If the status of SMPTSVC is running then flag it as 1
		intSMPTStatus = 1
	End If
     Wend
     filOutput.Close
intDOSError = Return
     'Delete the temporary file
     fsoRun.DeleteFile strTempName
Set WshShell = Nothing     
End Sub

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RobSampson earned 500 total points
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Hi there. You can try using this VBS function to retrieve the State of a service.  You need to call the function using

strComputer = "."
strServiceName = "browser"
strState = Get_Service_State(strComputer, strServiceName)

Regards,

Rob.

Function Get_Service_State(strComputer, strServiceName)
	Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10
	Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20
	On Error Resume Next
	Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
	Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT State FROM Win32_Service WHERE Name='" & strServiceName & "'", "WQL", wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly)
	For Each objItem In colItems
		strState = objItem.State
	Next
	If Err.Number <> 0 Then
		strState = "N/A"
		Err.Clear
	End If
	On Error GoTo 0
	Get_Service_State = strState
End Function

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We decided to move this project to Visual Basic 2008, but I might re-visit this later. Thanks.
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