PECL win32service >=0.1.0
win32_delete_service - Deletes a service entry from the SCM database
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win32_delete_service( string$servicename, [string$machine] ): void

Attempts to delete a service from the SCM database. Administrative privileges are required for this to succeed.

This function really just marks the service for deletion. If other processes (such as the Services Applet) are open, then the deletion will be deferred until those applications are closed. If a service is marked for deletion, further attempts to delete it will fail, and attempts to create a new service with that name will also fail.



The short name of the service.


The optional machine name. If omitted, the local machine will be used.

Return Values

No value is returned.

Prior to version 1.0.0, returned WIN32_NO_ERROR on success, false if there is a problem with the parameters or a Win32 Error Code on failure.

Exceptions and Errors

A ValueError is thrown if the value of servicename parameter is empty.

A Win32ServiceException is thrown on error.


Version Description
PECL win32service 1.0.0 Throws a ValueError on invalid data in parameters, previously false was returned.
PECL win32service 1.0.0 Throws a Win32ServiceException on error, previously a Win32 Error Code was returned.
PECL win32service 1.0.0 The return type is now void, previously it was mixed.

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