Visual Basic Script to force a Windows 7 service to start

I have an application that is designed for a tablet, but my PC is a desktop machine.  The application supports pen writing, but I only need it for a "stamp" function.  I always get an error message that "Tablet PC Input Service" is not running.  I have set it to Auto, but when I reboot it goes back to manual.  So I would like a VBScript to force the service on, and I'll set the script to always run at startup.  I am rather experienced with VBS, but no idea as to how to force a service to ON.  I am using Windows 7-64 SP1.
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Here's a vbs to start a service. No error checking done.
Replace ServiceNameHere with your desired service name:
'Start Service
 strServiceName = "ServiceNameHere"
 Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")
 Set colListOfServices = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Service Where Name ='" & strServiceName & "'")
 For Each objService in colListOfServices

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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Code works perfectly!  Note to anyone finding this later in a search:

In Windows 7 the service is titled "Tablet PC Input Service", but that is really a stand-in for what the service is really called:  "TabletInputService".  The first one does not work, gotta use "TabletInputService".  I want this to run automatically at startup, but my version of Windows 7 does not have {gpedit.msc} supported, and all of the startup folders deny me access, so I'll accept this solution for starting the service and make a new request for how to launch at startup.

Thanks again.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
You're welcome, Mike. Have a good one.
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