Locks the Service Control Manager database.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
sc [<ServerName>] lock
Specifies the name of the remote server on which the service is located. The name must use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format (for example, \\myserver). To run SC.exe locally, omit this parameter.
Displays help at the command prompt.
- Locking the Service Control Manager's database prevents any
services from starting. Use this command if you want to make sure
that a service will not be started after it has been stopped. This
will enable you to perform an action (for example, deleting the
service) without interference.
- Using the lock operation locks the Service Control
Manager database and then enables you to unlock the database by
typing u. You can also stop the process from which you
locked the database.
To lock the Server Control Manager database on the local computer, type: