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How to start and stop services on a Windows server?


There are two ways of doing this:

  1. Services
  2. Command Line

To do this by using Services, do the following:

  1. Open Services (Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services).
  2. Select Details Panel.
  3. Select the desired service.
  4. Locate Action Menu.
  5. From there you can click Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, or Restart.

OR

Right-click the service, and then click Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, or Restart.

To do this through the Command Line:

  • Open Command Prompt (Start -> Run -> type in cmd)

You can then type one of the following:

  • Start a service: net startservice
  • Stop a service: net stopservice
  • Pause a service: net pauseservice
  • Resume a service: net continueservice