Start/Stop a service on Windows 10: via command line

Start/Stop a service on Windows 10: via command line

In this article we will show you how to start or stop a service via the command prompt on Windows. The steps are outlined below.

How to start or stop a service?

The net command can be used to start or stop a service through the following command lines:

  • To start a service:
Net start name_of_service
  • To stop a service:
Net stop name_of_service

You need to be logged in as administrator to perform the above actions.

How to pause or resume a service?

If you do not have administrator rights, you can still pause and restart a service:

  • Pausing a service:
Net pause name_of_service
  • Resuming a service:
Net continue name_of_service
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Windows 10