Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine

net rpc -I ADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD service {stop|start} SVCNAME
Control (stop, start, restart) a Windows Service from a Linux machine which has the `net` command (provided by samba).
Sample Output
..
SVCNAME service is stopped.

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By: f0rk
2010-06-29 17:12:36

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barrytrujillo · 639 weeks and 2 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.
protix · 639 weeks and 2 days ago
It says failed to start service, but it does start the service
hkbruvold · 637 weeks and 2 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?
ShadowCat8 · 572 weeks ago
net rpc service list -I <ADDRESS> -U <USERNAME%PASSWORD> Get a list of running services
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I know this is REALLY old, but man, after myriad attempts involving wmic and winexe, this solved my problem completely (and rather simply/elegantly.) Specifically useful for me to disable a service on a Windows app server while updating/refreshing a test/dev database on a Linux box. Thank you so much. (Note: on RHEL, the net command is part of samba-common-tools in yum.)
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