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Get-service and Get-WmiObject win32_service return very different list of services

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When I run the powershell commands on my Exchange Server, Get-service and Get-WmiObject win32_service I get very different lists of services. The Get-WmiObject command only returns 11 services, while the Get-service command returns the long list of services that you see when you open the services applet.

This does not seem to be the case on my domain controller, where both commands return a long list of services.

Why would there be a difference?
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Both should show the same results, so this certainly is an error. AFAIK there are no permission issues, but it would be interesting if you get the same or similar reduced set of services with WMI when
a) providing credentials
b) trying from a different PC
c) using a filter excluding some services, like -Filter "Name like 'A%' "
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I was logged on directly to the server that was giving me the odd results, so I rebooted it after hours and then everything came back correctly. Oh well, that's Windows.
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