Windows Administrator Basics: Managing Services from Command Line

This is the second article for Windows Services. You can access previous article Windows Services Basics here.

Managing Windows services from command line

Net Command

You can use NET START and NET STOP command to start and stop Windows service.

Using Net command to start a Windows Service

NET START   < ServiceName >

Using Net command to stop a Windows Service

NET STOP < Service Name >

SC (Service Control) Command

SC.exe is a powerful command line tool to manage Windows Services. This can be used to Query, Start,Stop,Create or Delete a Windows service. This tool can manage the services on remote computer as well. In this article, we are going to explore Query , start and stop options only.

Query Service status of specific service on Local machine

SC QUERY < Service Name >

Query Service status of specific service on Remote machine

SC < \\Computer Name > QUERY < Service Name >

Query Service status of all services on local machine

SC QUERY 

Stop a Service on local machine

SC STOP < Service Name >

Start a Service on local machine

SC START < Service Name >

Start a service on Remote machine

SC < \\Computer Name > START < Service Name >

Stop a service on Remote machine

SC < \\Computer Name > STOP < Service Name >

Please see our next article Managing Windows Services from PowerShell to know more about managing Windows services from Powershell.

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