Directory Services


The IADsServiceOperations interface is a dual interface that inherits from IADs. It is designed to manage system services installed on a computer. You can use this interface to start, pause, and stop a system service, change the password, and examine the status of a given service across a network.

Of the system services and their operations, file service and file service operations are a special case. They are represented and managed by IADsFileService and IADsFileServiceOperations.

Methods in Vtable Order

The IADsServiceOperations interface inherits the methods of the standard COM interfaces:

In addition, IADsServiceOperations defines the following methods.

Method Description
get_Status Gets the status of the service.
Start Starts the service.
Stop Stops the service.
Pause Pauses the service.
Continue Continues the service.
SetPassword Sets the password to be used by the service manager to create a security context.


The IADsServiceOperations interface defines the following property. The preceding table includes an access method for this property.

Property Description
Status Gets the status of the service.


Client: Included in Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional.
Server: Included in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server.
Redistributable: Requires Active Directory Client Extension on Windows NT 4.0 SP6a and Windows 95/98/Me.
Header: Declared in Iads.h.

See Also

IADsFileService, IADsFileServiceOperations