Does anybody know what wcontrol service is on Windows XPcmd /c net stop wcontrol
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:07 PM
A strange question this I am working on inherited code and there is a VI that issues either a
cmd /c Net Stop wcontrol or
cmd /c Net Start wcontrol
I know net stop /start works on a windows service but I have no idea idea what service this command is referring to, so just on an off chance anybody else come across it ?
I have looked in the admin services list on the PC in question and can find nothing there.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:03 PM
If I'm not mistaken, the wcontrol service is one of the services for Symantec's Enterprise AntiVirus, having to do with the CCM Server. Whatever that is.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:16 PM
BAH - though I knew what net stop did your link was interesting as there was a list of XP windows services on there
Saverio... cheers I did see some comment lying around near the call talking about CMM so you may well be on the right track
Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:24 PM
The original PC was installed and setup in Germany all my code comments are in German, the goodness for Goggle translate.
The translated comments imply they were trying to turn off MS updates uing long tests, but wcontrol will not do that time will tell me if the VI was trying to do something important.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:57 PM
The Windows Update makes makes sense, but they almost always include the 'wu' abbreviation for those services.
OTOH, like Saverio says, it looks like it's related to an AV solution from Symantec. This would probably also be something you might want to stop during a long test.