Starting and Stopping Services with sc.exe Command

Q

How to use sc.exe command to start and stop an existing service?

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A
If you want to start or stop a service, you you can use the "start" or "stop" commanded offered by the sc.exe tool as shown in this tutorial.

Run sc.exe in a command window and do the following:

C:\>sc query dnscache

SERVICE_NAME: dnscache
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                           (STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,IGNORES_
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

C:\>sc stop dnscache

SERVICE_NAME: dnscache
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 3  STOP_PENDING
                           (NOT_STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,...
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

C:\>sc start dnscache

SERVICE_NAME: dnscache
   TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
   STATE              : 2  START_PENDING
                           (NOT_STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,...
   WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
   SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
   CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
   WAIT_HINT          : 0x7d0
   PID                : 2640
   FLAGS              :

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