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Sc querylock

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, 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 Vista

Queries and displays the lock status for the Service Control Manager database.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

sc [<ServerName>] querylock


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.


Displays help at the command prompt.

To display the lock status for the Service Control Manager database on the local computer, type:

sc querylock

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