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Introduction

This tutorial describes how to stop/start a windows service via batch or cmd.

1. Find service name

First of all, you need to get the service name, to do this:

  • Click windows -> type “services”
  • When the “services” window opens, right-click the desired service -> properties, then get the service name as below:

service window

2. Stop service

In order to stop the service via batch script:

  • Open cmd as administrator.
  • Run this command: NET STOP <SERVICE_NAME>

3. Start service

In order to start the service via batch script:

  • Open cmd as administrator.
  • Run this command: NET START <SERVICE_NAME>

Summary

This tutorial describes how to stop/start a windows service via batch or cmd.

Next Steps

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