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Start/Stop Services and using it

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Foofy

Hi everyone, this is my first post here :)

Today as I cleaned a bit my computer, I saw that iTunes created 3 services which always started on boot. Since my computer isn't a high end nor a recent one, I decided to stop these services and start them only when needed : while using iTunes.

So I share it here and hope it will be useful to others. (The start/stop services code wasn't quit easy to find :( )

1) Start a service

$sSvcName = 'ServiceName'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc start "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

2) Stop a service

$sSvcName = 'ServiceName'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc stop "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

3) And using it on iTunes

TrayTip('Starting iTunes...','', 5)
$sSvcName = 'Apple Mobile Device'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc start "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)
$sSvcName = 'iPod Service'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc start "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)
$sSvcName = 'Bonjour Service'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc start "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

Sleep(500)
TraySetState(2)
RunWait(@ScriptDir&'\iTunes.exe')

$sSvcName = 'Apple Mobile Device'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc stop "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)
$sSvcName = 'iPod Service'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc stop "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)
$sSvcName = 'Bonjour Service'
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'sc stop "' & $sSvcName & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

Save this script in C:\Program Files\iTunes !

Remember : Before using this script, stop the following services and set their startup on manual : (run -> services.msc)

Apple Mobile Device

iPod Service

Bonjour Service

Now, start this autoit script instead of iTunes.exe :)

It works perfectly on my iTunes 9.0.3.15

-Foofy

Edited by Foofy

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bo8ster

Good script Footy, thanks. This may come in handy if I every have to use it. It can sit in the startup directory.

For future reference scripts like this go in the Example Scripts section however I think you need at least 10 posts to post there anyway.


Post your code because code says more then your words can. SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y. Use Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)[topic="84960"]Brett F's Learning To Script with AutoIt V3[/topic][topic="21048"]Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... is now in Session[/topic]Contribution: [topic="87994"]Get SVN Rev Number[/topic], [topic="93527"]Control Handle under mouse[/topic], [topic="91966"]A Presentation using AutoIt[/topic], [topic="112756"]Log ConsoleWrite output in Scite[/topic]

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