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Window’s Services – starting/stopping services through the command line

14 Jun 2010 - No Comments
If you are like me (very command line oriented), then you hate having to look through the Services utility window to start or stop a service. Here is a quick tidbit on starting your windows services through the command line:
- Open terminal: Start >> Run >> type: cmd [enter]

In order to start or stop a service, type the following:
net start <name-of-service>
net stop <name-of-service>

<name-of-service> is equal to the service name listed in Administrative Tools >> Services. If the Service name has spaces in it, you must enclose with quotes: “<name of service>”
Here’s an example for those OBIEE folks out there:
net start “Oracle BI Server”

- This will start your BI server for you
See my blog post on how to create terminal aliases in MS-DOS so that you do not have to re-type full commands every time you want to use them (as they can get lengthy).

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