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Powershell: How to Start/stop service

Do you want to Start/stop Windows service using Powershell? This post explains how to manage any Windows service with the help of the PowerShell cmdlets ‘Start-Service’, ‘Stop-Service’ and ‘Restart-Service’

Stop Windows service using PowerShell

Run the following steps to stop a Windows service

  1. Open powershell with admin privileges. You can do this by running ‘powershell’ command from elevated administrator command prompt
  2. Run the command below to stop a service
    stop-service serviceCode
  3. Powershell command ‘get-service’ can be used to confirm if the service was stopped or not.

Stop service from PowerShell

Start service using PowerShell

  1. Run powershell with admin privilges
  2. Run the start-service command
    start-service serviceName

Start service from PowerShell

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