My MySQL Service is a HTML Application (file
extension HTA) file that can start and stop a service. It probably works only
for Windows NT/2000/XP and later, since Windows 96/98/ME and such do not really
have services. The service used in this sample is MySQL but it should be easy to
modify the sample for other services instead. This sample uses WMI, as does the
other sample script I have provided.
HTML Application (HTA) Files
When you click on the link above, you should have the
opportunity to download it (the HTA file). To execute the application, after
downloading, just open the file by double-clicking or whatever. A HTML
Application (HTA) file has more access to a system than a HTML file does,
which means that we don't get prompts asking for permission to use things such
as ActiveX controls. The HTA file has automatic permission to do things that
other applications (such as an EXE) can do.