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How to set service to Automatic on remote workstations

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#1 Jimhank114


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:37 PM

I have about 200 remote workstations scattered across 5 remote sites.
The workstations all log onto domain controllers and logon scripts run.

I need to make sure the "Messenger" service is set to "Automatic" and "Started" when users log on.

I don't want to specify each workstation to set the service on, I would much rather just set it in their logon script.

Ideally, something like:

sc config Messenger start=Automatic

However, this is not setting the value; instead it returns a help file type screen.
What am I missing?

sc start Messenger

works fine, but if the service is set to "Disabled" it won't start. Hence my need to set it to Automatic, or at the minimum Manual and force it to start.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Jimhank114

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:48 PM

Figured it out.
Silly Microsoft.


sc config Messenger start= Auto

not Automatic, but Auto even though the service displays Automatic and so does the help file.

thanks to all

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:28 PM

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