OpenService() fails on a service marked for deletion on Windows 10, Version 1703 (OS build 15063)

OpenService() fails with error code 1060 or ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST when a service is marked for deletion (DeleteService). This is a known bug. It should be fixed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Update: Windows 10 1703 with Cumulative Update February 22, 2018—KB4077528 (OS Build 15063.936) or later the problem has been fixed. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4077528/windows-10-update-kb4077528

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Leveraging Exploit Guard in Windows Insider Build to Easily Audit Your Code

If you are a software developer and are looking to improve upon the security compliance of your software, there is a feature in the current Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview (as of 10.0.16253 – I can’t guarantee this will make it or make it unchanged into future builds) that could be very useful to you. …