Posted on 2014-01-20
Last Modified: 2014-01-20
i am trying to determine what the number output of this powershell command

Get-ItemProperty 'hklm:\system\currentcontrolset\services\MSExchangeIMAP4' | Select Start

actually represents. It retunrs a number, but I cant find any documentation on what the numbers actually represent, it will be the service status, i.e. running, but I cant find any sort of key to determine what the numbers represents. If of any use, its relating to an exchange 2010 server running on windows 2008 r2 server.
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No, this is not the service status; this is the start type of the service.
In short:
0 = Kernel
1 = I/O Subsystem
2 = Automatic Start
3 = Manual Start
4 = Disabled
Check here for details:
CurrentControlSet\Services Subkey Entries
To get the status of a service, use Get-Service and check the Status property:
Get-Service MSExchangeIMAP4 | Select Status or (Get-Service MSExchangeIMAP4).Status

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by:Will Szymkowski
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The below are true.. for the IMAP service.

Value 1 = Startup Type "System"
Value 2 = Startup Type "Automatic"
Vlaue 3 = Startup Type "Manual"
Value 4 = Startup Type "Disabled"

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by:Will Szymkowski
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Ahhh too late!

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