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Get Service Status

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Get Service Status activity will check the status of a service on any computer. Use the Get Service Status to check the status of service before performing another action. For example, if you have an SQL Server backup runbook that requires that SQL Server is stopped before performing the backup, you can check the status and then stop the service using the Start/Stop Service activity.

Configuring the Get Service Status Activity

Before you configure the Get Service Status activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The computer where the service is located

  • The name of the service

Use the following information to configure the Get Service Status activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Type the name of the computer where the service that you are checking is located. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer. The runbook server that runs this runbook must have the appropriate rights to monitor the services on that computer.


Type the name of the service that you are checking. You can also browse for the service using the ellipsis (...) button.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description

Service display name

The name of the service as it appears in the Windows Services control panel utility.

Service real name

The name of the ran file that the service is running.

Service status

The current status of the service.

Service computer

The name of the computer where the service is located.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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