The Threats and Countermeasures Guide on system services tells us that any service can be a potential point of attack.

So, want to see what services are running on your machine?

In PowerShell here’s how to do it: From the PowerShell console run, Get-Service.

That’s it. Lists all the services installed on your system. And with an extra bonus helping of service status: running, stopped, paused, along with some pending states.

Want to see more about using PowerShell to look at security features? Take a look at the Task-Based Guide to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets.

More fun with PowerShell coming soon to a blog near you.

Judith Herman
Senior Technical Writer
(Likes to play with Group Policy , Command-line tools and Windows PowerShell)