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Restart a windows service from command

Having trouble with the spooler, and stopping/restarting it is the "fix", but it's tedious to navigate through the menus to reach Services to restart. Is there a way to stop/start a Windows "service" via the command line?

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marked as duplicate by Darth Android, Indrek, MaQleod, bwDraco, Dave M Oct 4 '12 at 17:12

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@DarthAndroid -- Thanks -- I guess I didn't hit the right search keywords. – Daniel R Hicks Oct 4 '12 at 16:37
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Make sure you are using cmd as admin (run as administrator).

To stop the spooler, type net stop spooler, i.e. C:\windows\system32\net stop spooler

This should work in Windows Vista.

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