Scripting Question

Disable services in Scripting

12/02/2014 4174 views
Hey Ninjas

I am trying to disable a service from running on every computer.

I see a quick and easy solution to stop services in the scripting wizard under scripting - Tasks, easy as choosing the drop down and selecting "Stop Services" but the services just start up every 15mins or so. So I need to disable the service. How?

I tried running a batch file 
"sc config "ServiceName" start= disabled" BUT I have to run it as admin on all Windows 8.1 machines and I cant get it to run.

So I added "runas /user:domain\useraccount" to the parameters field with no luck.

Likely I could get the whole thing to work with a batch file if I could get the batch to run as ADMIN. How?

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  • I've used scripting to stop services but use the batch section. Don't put anything in the verify leave it blank. Try running these in a command prompted window as a administrator first.

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Posting this got me thinking and I figured it out.

Light bulb came on bright and went DUH!!!! DOH!  lol

I ran the script as local admin:  
Windows Run As
  •  Local System 
  •  Logged-in user 
  •  All logged-in users 
  •  User:  Password:  
Answered 12/02/2014 by: nickbaldwin86
Yellow Belt

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