I am trying to stop the Windows Search (WSEARCH) service, I type NET STOP WSEARCH, and within 3 minutes, it is running again. How can I find out who is restarting it, and stop them? Do I need to disable the service?
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Try "sc config "wsearch" start= disabled" or use the graphical "services.msc" to mark it as disabled.
Note: A space is required after start= or it won't be accepted.
To stop it and have it stay stopped, I used this:
To restart it I used this:
Note that the space after the start= parameter is required (thanks to a lazy programmer at Microsoft who didn't want to write a thorough command line parsing function).