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delete service name using exec

asked 2016-06-21 18:24:37 -0500

puppetamateur gravatar image


I am trying to delete a windows service using the following:

exec { 'service': command => 'sc delete servicename'; }

it gives me error 'sc delete servicename' is not qualified and no path was specified.

since the command doesn't need any path, I gave a random path to fulfil the criteria. Then it gives me is not qualified and no path was specified. error

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answered 2016-06-21 23:45:11 -0500

DarylW gravatar image

I haven't done much on the windows side of the house, but exec's always need either a correct path supplied, or a fully qualified path to the executable in the command.

in powershell, I see the following..

PS C:\tmp> (get-command sc.exe).Path

Try either using that as your fully qualified path, or adding C:\Windows\system32 as your exec's path parameter.

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answered 2016-06-23 11:21:33 -0500

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I figured. It is simple 'sc delete servicename'.

The thing to remember while calling it in puppet is, exec resource package asks for a path and sc delete doesn't have a path. So the script can look like:

exec{'delete service": command => 'sc delete servicename', path => $::path }

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