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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