The FindServices action returns a list of potential services.

If you are running Windows, you can submit the a=FindServices action without any additional parameters to search the Windows service list.

You can also set the optional Path parameter to search all subdirectories of the specified path.



Both forms of the action look for executable files that have an appropriate configuration file associated with them that specifies the service port.

In order for FindServices to detect services, executable files must have one of the following as the file extension:

FindServices can also detect executable files on Unix-like systems that have no extension. Note that Windows extensions are case-insensitive, unlike those on Unix-like systems.

Note: You must have Windows administrator privileges to use this action.


Parameter Description Required
Path Specifies a folder to search.