Managing services

Puppet resource type service is used to manage services. In Windows, the management capabilities are somewhat limited. However, if we want to make sure that a service always runs or always stops, we can use the service type.

Here is how to write this:

service { 'servicename':
ensure =>running,stopped
enable =>true,false,manual

The following points explain the preceding code:

  • First line is the service name in Windows.
  • ensure => running makes sure that the service is running. You can also use stopped option to make sure that the service is not running.
  • enable => true ensures that the service will autostart after a reboot. The false option ensures that the service is disabled. Lastly, the manual option sets the starting of the service ...

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