how to set windows service username and password through commandline
Using sc command we can query, start , stop windows services. For ex:
sc query "windows service name"
The sc config command changes the configuration of the service, but I don't know how to use it.
Could someone tell me how we can set the username and password for any windows service?
sc.exe config "[servicename]" obj= "[.\username]" password= "[password]"
Where each of the [bracketed] items are replaced with the true arguments. (Keep the quotes, but don't keep the brackets.)
Just keep in mind that:
- The spacing in the above example matters. obj= "foo" is correct; obj="foo" is not.
- '.' is an alias to the local machine, you can specify a domain there (or your local computer name) if you wish.
- Passwords aren't validated until the service is started
- Quote your parameters, as above. You can sometimes get by without quotes, but good luck.
In PowerShell, the "sc" command is an alias for the Set-Content cmdlet. You can workaround this using the following syntax:
sc.exe config Service obj= user password= pass
Specyfying the .exe extension, PowerShell bypasses the alias lookup.