How to search for the specific service in PowerShell?

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You can get the specific service-related information using –name parameter and you just need to provide the service name.

Command

Get-Service –Name "Spooler"

Output

Status Name DisplayName
------ ---- -----------
Running Spooler Print Spooler

Command

Similarly, you can search for more than one service with the –name parameter.

Get-Service –Name "Spooler","RemoteAccess"

Output

Status Name DisplayName
------ ---- -----------
Stopped remoteaccess Routing and Remote Access
Running Spooler Print Spooler

You can also use the wildcard character (*) in service name so the console can fetch the entire name.

When wildcard character (*) is used at the end of the name then debug console will check the starting string of the name and fetch all the services which start with that particular string.

Get-Service –Name "Spoo*","RemoteAccess"

Command

When wildcard character (*) is used at both the ends then the debug console will check if the part of that string contains in the service name then it will fetch related services.

Get-Service –Name "*management*”

Output

Status   Name               DisplayName
------   ----               -----------
Stopped  AppMgmt            Application Management
Running  DellClientManag... Dell Client Management Service
Stopped  DmEnrollmentSvc    Device Management Enrollment Service
Stopped  dmwappushservice   Device Management Wireless Applicat...
Stopped  EntAppSvc          Enterprise App Management Service
Running  LMS                Intel(R) Management and Security Ap...
Running  RmSvc              Radio Management Service
Stopped  TieringEngineSe... Storage Tiers Management
Running  Winmgmt            Windows Management Instrumentation
Stopped  WinRM              Windows Remote Management (WS-Manag...
Stopped  WManSvc            Windows Management Service
Stopped  XboxGipSvc         Xbox Accessory Management Service

You can also use Where-Object command with a comparison operator to search the above results.

Example

For example, we need to find the service name Spooler.

Get-Service | Where-Object{$_.Name -eq "Spooler"}

Output

Status Name DisplayName
------ ---- -----------
Running Spooler Print Spooler

With the wildcard character (*) but here you need to use comparison operator –like instead of -eq

Get-Service | Where-Object{$_.Name -like "Spoo*"}
Status Name DisplayName
------ ---- -----------
Running Spooler Print Spooler

Example

Wildcard character (*) at both ends.

Get-Service | Where-Object{$_.Name -like "*management*"}

Output

Status   Name               DisplayName
------   ----               -----------
Stopped  AppMgmt            Application Management
Running  DellClientManag... Dell Client Management Service
Stopped  DmEnrollmentSvc    Device Management Enrollment Service
Stopped  dmwappushservice   Device Management Wireless Applicat...
Stopped  EntAppSvc          Enterprise App Management Service
Running  LMS                Intel(R) Management and Security Ap...
Running  RmSvc              Radio Management Service
Stopped  TieringEngineSe... Storage Tiers Management
Running  Winmgmt            Windows Management Instrumentation
Stopped  WinRM              Windows Remote Management (WS-Manag...
Stopped  WManSvc            Windows Management Service
Stopped  XboxGipSvc         Xbox Accessory Management Service
raja
Published on 22-Jan-2020 12:24:59
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