Sc qdescription


Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows 8

Displays the description string for a specified service.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


sc [<ServerName>] qdescription [<ServiceName>] [<BufferSize>]





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.


Specifies the service name returned by the getkeyname operation.


Specifies the size (in bytes) of the buffer. The default buffer size is 1,024 bytes.


Displays help at the command prompt.


To display the description string for the RPCSS service, type:

sc qdescription rpcss 

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