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Working with Windows Services Examples and Powershell

05 January,2013 by Tom Collins

Question : How do you stop and start Windows Services   with Powershell?

Answer: Working with Windows services and Powershell is easy using the cmdlets : Get-Service ,Stop-Service,Start-Service,Restart-Service

The examples show two different approaches to stopping and starting Windows Services. The long way and the short way.


--check the service status 
$svc = Get-Service ‘SQLAgent$MyInst1’

--The long way 
$svc = Get-Service ‘SQLAgent$MyInst1’

--The short way 

Stop-Service 'SQLAgent$MyInst1'
Start-Service 'SQLAgent$MyInst1'

--Restart the service

Restart-Service 'SQLAgent$MyInst1'

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