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I have a crashed webserver which I should be able to shutdown with the following comamnd:

net stop https-myWebserver

However, I get the following error (on Windows 7 64-bit):

The service is starting or stopping. Please try again later.

How can I force the service to stop/quit immediately? I'm hoping to avoid restarting the server.

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I found the answer via google, but I can't answer my own question for 8 hours so here is the link to the resolution: community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/312-stop-a-hung-service –  David Oct 19 '12 at 15:07

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You should be able to kill it via the Task Manager.

Right-click on taskbar -> Start Task Manager

If you can find it under the Processes tab:

Right click and select "End Process"

If you don't see it under Processes (or don't know which is the process for the service you want to kill),

While on the Processes tab

Check "Show processes from all users" in the lower left 
Then "View" menu and choose "Select Columns"
Check "PID" and hit OK
Go to the services tab to find the PID of the service you want to kill
Go back to Processes tab and Right-click -> End Process
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