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How to Start/Stop a Service From Command Prompt?

Submitted by Vidhu on Apr 24 2013 Views: 8565 | Subscribe


OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Server 2008 / 2010 / 2003

In Windows we can start and stop services using commands "NET" and "SC".

Using "NET" Command

Syntax : NET START/STOP <"Service name">

For eg: Stopping BITS service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service).

net stop "BITS"

Starting BITS service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service).

net start "BITS"
 

Net start stop service

Using "SC" Command

Syntax : SC START/STOP <"Service name">

For eg: Stopping BITS service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service).

sc stop "BITS"

Starting BITS service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service).

sc start "BITS"

Checking the status of  BITS service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service).

sc query "BITS"

SC start stop service

How to find service name in Windows ?

Go to "Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsAdministrative ToolsServices"

Right click and select properties of the service you want to start/stop from the right pane.

In "General" tab you can see "Service name".

Checking-service-name


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