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Sc control

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

Sends a control to a service.

sc [<ServerName>] control [<ServiceName>] [{paramchange | netbindadd | netbindremove | netbindenable | netbinddisable | <UserDefinedControlB>}]


Parameter Description


Specifies the name of the remote server on which the service is located. The name must use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format (for example, \\myserver). To run SC.exe locally, omit this parameter.


Specifies the service name returned by the getkeyname operation.

{paramchange | netbindadd | netbindremove | netbindenable | netbinddisable | <UserDefinedControlB>}

Specifies a control to be sent to a service.


Displays help at the command prompt.

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