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Is there a way to restart a windows service from command prompt?

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You can use net stop [service name] to stop it and net start [service name] to start it up again basically restarting the service.

To combine them just do this - net stop [service name] && net start [service name].


There is also a command built specifically for messing with services: sc

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Next question becomes how to look up the proper [service name]. –  Iszi Jun 24 '11 at 18:09
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Put in net start and it lists all the running services. –  paradd0x Jun 24 '11 at 18:10
    
@ThiagoM - And, how about non-running services? –  Iszi Jun 24 '11 at 18:11
    
@Iszi Well, if he wants to restart a service, it has to be running to be restarted. :) –  paradd0x Jun 24 '11 at 18:12
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@lszi: run "sc query" from the command line. Look at SERVICE_NAME –  jftuga Jun 24 '11 at 18:13
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To Restart A Windows Service From Command Prompt or Scheduled Tasks Use This:

cmd /c "net stop "Service Name"&sc start "Service Name""

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You could also use PowerShell:

stop-Service
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PowerShell also offers Restart-Service (just mentioning it since the OP asked about restarting services specifically) –  techie007 Jun 24 '11 at 20:49
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