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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
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Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine

Terminal - Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine
net rpc -I ADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD service {stop|start} SVCNAME
2010-06-29 17:12:36
User: f0rk
Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine

Control (stop, start, restart) a Windows Service from a Linux machine which has the `net` command (provided by samba).


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Terminal - Alternatives

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Marvelous! Great post!

Comment by barrytrujillo 329 weeks and 6 days ago

Is it possible to enable/disable services using similar syntax? I don't know much about Linux commands but this is definitely helpful.

Comment by protix 329 weeks and 6 days ago

It says failed to start service, but it does start the service

Comment by hkbruvold 327 weeks and 5 days ago

This is handy when the service in question is already enabled on the windows machine.

Any idea of how to Enable a Disabled Service so you *can* start it?

Comment by ShadowCat8 262 weeks and 4 days ago
net rpc service list -I <ADDRESS> -U <USERNAME%PASSWORD>

Get a list of running services

Comment by yellowspaced 106 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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