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Powershell and COM objects

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The code below stops service.

$comAdmin = New-Object -com ("COMAdmin.COMAdminCatalog.1")
$comAdmin.ShutdownApplication("US Business Objects")

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What would the code be to check status of COM object before and after I stop service?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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The specific COM object implements status members. Aside from "does the object exist" (the result not being $null or an empty object), there is nothing generic you can check.
Leo TorresSQL Developer
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OK so there is no way to check is COM object is running or not?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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No. If you get an object, the process hosting the object is running - necessarily. If the object can check for the status of other processes, it is different, and that might be what you are after. I'll check the COM object you use to see if I can find out more.
Leo TorresSQL Developer
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Mind you the "US Business Objects" i am using is an internal object your going to have to use another Object.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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In a quick glance, going thru all COM app instances, and checking for the GUID matching, is the only way to check if all instances are shut down (see http://www.31a2ba2a-b718-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66.com/2008/11/shutting-down-running-com-instance_9879.html for non-PS example code).
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Leo TorresSQL Developer
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Thank you, out of office till Friday morning will try to get to it before then thank you!
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Havent had Chance to test but I have confidence  in your code. will update at some point for now I will give you credit.

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