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I bet that at some point you have controlled,configured,start,stopped, a network printer through a web interface. So why not use the same concept on your remote machine?

You could set up a http server which would be accessed only by machines in the local network ( no need for Apache there are other more simple to set up ones) and then either set a web form or a web service more likely, that through it you could start and stop the remote service.

Alternatively, you could Connect to WMI on a Remote Computer and use its Win32_Service class to control your service. A good example can be found Using WMI to manipulate services (Install, Uninstall, Start, Pause etc…)

But you have to go through many hoops like configuring DCOM, permissions,firewalls etc


In reply to Re: Remotely Start/Stop Services by nikosv
in thread Remotely Start/Stop Services by dubl1n

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