Archive for June, 2011

PowerShell queryService–Wait for a Dependency Starting Service

Posted on June 3, 2011. Filed under: Powershell Tangents | Tags: , , , , , |

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There have been several occasions while scripting in PowerShell that the script is dependent on a specific service in the running state. A good example is the need to wait for the WMI Service to startup prior to making a WMI call, or SQL Server where when you restart the services, you have to wait for the services to be in a running state before you can execute commands.

The following function solves this issue. It also displays the proper implementation of a PowerShell wait timer to wait for a service to become operational before continuing in the script.

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