To start, stop, pause, resume, or restart a service


Open Services


In the details panel, do one of the following:

Select the service. On the Action menu, click Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, or Restart.

Right-click the service, and then click Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, or Restart.


If you stop, start, or restart a service, any dependent services are also affected.

Changing the default service settings might prevent key services from running correctly. It is especially important to use caution when changing the Startup Type and Log On As settings of services that are configured to start automatically.


To open Services, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. 

To configure startup parameters for a service, right-click the service, click Properties, and then type the parameters in Start parameters before you click Start. These settings are used only once and are not saved. (A backslash (\) is treated as an escape character; type two backslashes for each backslash in a parameter.)

Related Topics


Configure how a service is started

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